Closing Out in Explosive Style
The Nike LeBron 8 shoes have continually evolved over the course of the season, almost following through the twists of LeBron James’ most interesting and controversial season yet. We have seen changes both superficial and structural. Multiple colorways have been released, providing a deep palette of colors for both ballers and collectors to choose from. In addition, there are 3 structural evolutions involving the LeBron 8.
First to come out was the V1, a shoe equipped with an Air Max 360 sole and Nike’s Flywire technology. Considered an evolution of the LeBron 7, this shoe provides ample support and comfort, even for the biggest ballers. The V2 then came out. Armed with a modified upper, the carbon fiber panels are removed from the shoe and the base is wrapped in even more lightweight synthetic material and Flywire, making this shoe lighter than the V1. Then the PS came out. Now a full 2.5 ounces lighter than the V1, the materials for this shoe were radically modified. Flywire was replaced with the same mesh-type material seen in the Hyperfuse, the sole was replaced with a unit composed of an Air Max 180 heel unit and a Zoom Air unit in the forefoot.
All kinds of modifications, and all kinds of colorways, were introduced during this tumultuous year in the career of LeBron. Now that he and his Miami Heat are in the NBA Finals, Nike has announced that they are releasing a special player edition (PE): the LeBron 8 PS Finals. This shoe, according to Nike, formally closes the book on the evolution of the LeBron 8 series.
The LeBron 8 PS Finals edition just might have the flashiest color combination among all the PS edition shoes, perhaps maybe of the entire LeBron 8 series altogether. The base of the shoe is colored red, apparently in homage to his team, the Miami Heat. And if the fiery base is not enough, a smattering of other Heat colors: white, yellow, and black, combine forces to form a scorching visage that will surely catch your attention, and then some. The placing of the subcolors work perfectly: the white tongue and lace, the black heel and sole, and the yellow lining of the swoosh, perfectly compliment the red base.
The LeBron 8 PS Finals edition debuted in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. And while the Heat eventually lost, this limited-edition shoe has carved a reputation for itself to sneakerheads. It had closed out the LeBron 8 series in a style so explosive, you just have to wonder about the value of this shoe had the Heat managed to win the NBA title.