UPDATE: It has been brought to our attention that this shoe is not inspired by Scarface. It actually features art from Miami based artist Alvaro Ilizarbe, aka Freegums.
It was the classic Horatio Alger story, though tainted heavily with modern day vices, the 1983 film Scarface was one of rags to riches on the back drop of murders, money, and power. A remake based on a 1932 film of the same name, the Oliver Stone penned, Brian De Palma directed feature was a violent portrayal of illicit drug trade in Miami. It also forever linked actor Al Pacino with fictional kingpin Tony Montana and the famous last words “Say hello to my litter friend!” as he fired upon assassins during his last stand.
In light of the film notoriety and close association with Miami, Nike and its Nike Basketball division created the Nike LeBron 9 “Scarface”, a hark back to the black and white Scarface movie poster. Features the same intricate lattice work, the predominately black and white creation includes tonal swirling details on its exterior. The details are more discernible as sockliner on the LeBron 9′s interior, all indicative of Tony Montana’s inner chaos and degenerative mindset through the film’s progression. Still no words on availability but online retailer MarqueeSole managed to get a few pairs before anyone else.