Friday, June 26th, 2009 at 12:00 pm  |  56 responses

A Look At The Nike Air Max LeBron VII

LeBron flips the script for 2010.

by Chris O’Leary

The changes don’t stop for LeBron James. In addition to joining forces with Shaq this fall in Cleveland, the League’s reigning MVP will make a big departure from his Nike tradition in the Air Max LeBron VII, which releases this fall.

The pics say it all. Flipping Zoom Air for Air Max and Flywire, King James’ seventh sneaker will apparently be lighter than any of the previous LBJ incarnations. The switch to Air Max could also suit LeBron better than Zoom Air, considering his big man frame.

LBJ VII side

Pics and info via Flightclub and Kix and the City.



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  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    About as attractive as Bruno (in theaters July 10!)

  • http://slamonline.com B. Long

    Cribbin Kobe’s just a little bit? I guess that’s not a bad thing. :)

  • james

    lebrons shoes are always so f***ing clunky lookin

  • bfears

    ive liked all lebrons shoes & these r no different. they’ll look way better with a black colorway

  • J Dub

    Looks like the 2009′s from Jordan from that top view. I may have to check these out

  • riggs

    they look like fake pradas wtf. and why are does his sneakers always look like a damn tank.

  • http://twitter.com/NotebookNick thesubwayconnection


  • cp

    ok for a nike shoe but bad for a lebron shoe. hope the actual ones look different

  • http://slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    Those look extra comfortable.

  • http://nba.com Daniel

    good today.

  • niQ

    they look like hypermax.

  • danglez

    they remind me of the Air Max Griffey 8′s.

    With the right color blocking, I can see this one having potential.

  • Esco

    Fake Pradas? I mean, that’s just random hate. They look like damn tanks because LeBron f*cking James is supposed to play in them. I mean, anything else and he’ll be changing shoes every quarter. They look like a revised version of the LBJ III. They look like what they’re for, basketball.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    They actually look good, especially from up top. Biting Kobe a little though with the pattern around the swoosh.

  • Diesel

    The side view looks like an orthopedic shoe. These are awkward and ugly.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Flywire? Orly?

  • Foxx

    It’s def biting Kobe but they are still hot….imma cop a pair

  • don

    but why switch away from zoom>?

  • j4zzm4n

    nasty.only lebrons i liked were the iv

  • jaysmoove

    these are hot people who cant afford them need to stop hating seriously

  • jaysmoove

    these are hot people who cant afford them need to stop hating seriously

  • Airjones

    These are basically LeBron’s interpretation of the Hypermax. They are okay, but a bit un-original if you ask me.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Blinguo

    Looks like a Flywire Max version of Zoom BB 2. Every new LeBron makes me want to buy the previous one instead. Jason Petrie designer sounds familiar, he do any other Nike Basketball or was he the guy behind JB’s Jordan 2009?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    These are the best LeBron shoes ever.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Blinguo

    Teddy?! ORLY?!

  • andrew

    B Long – The kobe action is the Flywire upper, from the hyperdunks and also the Lunaracer, Mercurial Superfly soccer shoe and sundry other Nike running shoes. It’s a great looking shoe though. I’ll cop in a few colours.

  • Niio

    These look pretty nice but I can’t ball in air max, I always rip the rubber sole on the heel where the air bubble is. So sadly I won’t be playing in these.

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    ^ Fire mos def a repost

  • Airswade


  • http://www.facebook.com dise

    i just don’t like the sole.. its crap.. and flywire does not help to look good..

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    umm, me no like. So is Iggy gonna start the season in the Hyperize? since 2006 i’ve been getting dude’s kicks. Always appealing to me.

  • COLT6

    F#ck! I aint payin over a hundred bucks for this sh#t! This pair looks just like Lebron: ugly as hell. F#ckouttahere!

  • $tev3


  • stokesey

    yea these dont appeal to me at all, nuthin innovative visually or technology speaking, like has been said just look like a mash up of a couple recent sneaks

  • DS44

    Will Shaq eat these?

  • Big Ron

    Esco by far had da best comment. Far too many idiots in this room. LeBron plays basketball and the shoes are made for playing basketball like most basketball shoes. Get wit it retards. You want style where sum Ones or Dunks. It’s 2009 and Nike’s gonna use technology to make shoes for atheletes’ proformance. A lot of u tards r mad u can’t wear these wit ur skinny jeans LAMES!

  • http://www.eric32woodyard.wordpress.com Eric Woodyard


  • Teddy-the-Bear

    LOL @ Big Ron. Hahaha I liked that skinny jeans line. That was hilarious.

  • Rusty


  • http://yahoo.com logan

    too bad they will prolly cost like $150 which is ridiculous just for a pair of shoes. they look sweet tho

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Ahaha, Big Ron is on point. Some of ya’ll are forgetting that you’re supposed to ball in these.

  • ab_40

    it’s air max… if you play serious ball an HAVE the money you need new air maxes every two weeks or else it has no effect. LBJ get’s new ones every game and every practice. I don’t know about you guys but I don’t haha. But I still might cop a pair of these or those new hyperdunks not the hypermaxes haha

  • Dillan

    A friendly looking Lebron shoe….

  • riggs

    yeah theyre to play ball in em, but why have designs on em then? why not have it look plain if we follow your logic you idiot, a basketball sneaker can still look good and still be wearable on and off the court.

  • j4zzm4n

    co-sign riggs

  • http://finishline.com aaron12

    These dont look too bad i might get a pair. They kinda remind me of the nike powermaxes tho

  • ripriprip

    WHY DOES EVERYONE THINK THESE ARE “CLUNKY”? They use goddamn Flywire! They’re not “fugly” (retarded word anyway). What is the real visual difference between these and the Hyperize? People are just fcking tards that don’t know sht about basketball.

  • FrenchKiss

    Good stuff. Nike always comes hard with the PE lines.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    There’s a “Sidney Dean” colourway of the Hyperize out there, according to solecollector.com. Ahh, brings back memories (apparently, there’s also a Billy Hoyle version…. woooh, ICEHOCKEY!!)

  • http://www.NoYork.com CityLeagueHoopsTV

    These look like Vince Carters to me.

  • donagi


  • JoshSkinner

    Just because they look like Kobe’s don’t mean you got range like Kobe. Second thought they look like the shoe of a crybaby.

  • http://http//www.beautyjordan.com beautyjordan
  • boytwo

    it’s not bad..it’s like Vc shox b4..

  • http://www.diyugg.com diyugg

    I find it is very hot recently.Many of my friends wear this shoe.They look splendid.

  • http://www.timberlandofficial.com timberland

    This shoe is so shining,maybe I buy a pair of this shoe