While aesthetics are important, it ultimately boils down to function. When a player put on a pair of the sneakers that bear his or her name, would it optimize their performance by 10-fold? Or hinder them like a 10-ton weight? Those questions are always present within the design bureau’s confine of Nike Basketball. And you will find their answers on the latest LeBron James signature, the Nike Air Max LeBron VIII.
Some of the familiar elements have returned the 360 Air Unit and LeBron signature lion head appliqué, but LeBron VIII is really a brand new beast, with plenty of reference to the numeral “8”. The upper is a lattice work of supple, all-natural leather and Flywire invoke a sense of style with performance. A hint of LeBron’s speed on the court appears in the form of the Nike Swoosh swept towards the heel. On the bottom, an “8-Configuration” doubles as X-Flex insert to dispense pressure on the heel. Multi-directional herringbones tread pattern guarantees a firm planting on the court surface each time, every time. For more intriguing technical specifications on the new Nike Air Max LeBron VIII (8), simply check the details after the jump.