Unlike all previous China inspired LeBron signature shoes filled with traditional Chinese colors and characteristics (LeBron 8 – White/Red, LeBron 7 – White/Gold, LeBron 5 – Red/Gold, LeBron 4 – Red/Gold), the China LeBron 9 comes up with a new fresh look.
Fire (Chinese character: 火) is one of the Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water) in Chinese Cosmology and Feng Shui. Flame color depends on several factors, one of them is temperature. The coolest flame is often red color at 600 – 850 °C (1,112 – 1,562 °F), while blue flame is a powerful wind resistant torch at 1,350 °C (2,500 °F) and up. Regardless of the inspiration, the colorway of blue and orange really catches the eye and looks totally original.
The LeBron 9 is the first shoe to combine Flywire and Hyperfuse technology, focusing on functionality without sacrificing style. Max Air 180 in the heel combines with Nike Zoom in the forefoot to give LeBron the cushioning he needs for quick response time. A midfoot harness and textile wings provide the stability, durability, and flexibility needed to lock LeBron in. The LeBron 9 is strong but light, enabling him to be quick, powerful and explosive on the court.
Like last year LeBron 8 China colorway, the LeBron 9 China will first be released exclusively in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan as a sign of appreciation and respect for LeBron’s fans and community in Asia. If you’re lucky enough, Nike would allocate limited number to HOH in the States. Or you can purchase it right away over our online store.