Friday, October 14th, 2011 at 12:45 pm  |  17 responses

Kicks: Kentucky, Miami, OSU to Debut LeBron 9s

Select college programs get personalized colorways for ’11-12.

Saturday, three NCAA basketball teams will hit the court rocking the LeBron 9s, each with their own signature colorway. The Kentucky Wildcats, Miami Hurricanes and Ohio State Buckeyes will debut their school-inspired versions of The King’s new kicks this weekend, and wear the 9s throughout the ’11-12 basketball season.

Per a Nike press release: “The Wildcats will don a version in varsity royal/white/black. The Hurricanes will play in white/white/gorge green/total orange. And the Buckeyes will lace up a sport red/white/wolf grey edition.” The college edition Bron Brons will be available to customers via retail in staggered releases. More from our friends at Nike:

Kentucky’s colorway will be available at retail on October 15, a precursor to the primary black/red/white version of the LEBRON 9 that launches October 25. Ohio State’s version will follow in stores on November 15, with Miami’s on November 29.

Previously, a China-specific colorway hit retail in that region on October 1, and the limited edition “Cannon” debuted on October 8. Other LEBRON 9 colorways will launch at key moments throughout the year.

Light yet powerful, like its namesake, LeBron James — and designed in conjunction with his insight — the LEBRON 9 is the first shoe to integrate Flywire technology and Hyperfuse construction in the upper for superior support. The shoe also combines Max Air 180 and a Nike Zoom unit for comfort and responsiveness.

For additional information on the LEBRON 9’s superior technical innovation, please visit nikemedia.com.

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  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne


  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Looks like someone’s really milking the Calipari/James “friendship” for all it’s worth.

  • Dru

    These colorways look way better than the others.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    the U 1s are fresh.
    @least sombody will get some run in the 9′s this year, cause it wont be Bron.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    ^ :(

  • http://slamonline.com Jeremy Bauman

    Miami’s are absolutely sick

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    OSU Sucks…

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    I’d be all over those Kentucky ones if I didn’t just cop the post season 8s. smh

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Also, I thought everyone in Ohio was supposed to hate LeBron…why is OSU getting his shoes?

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Everyone in Cleveland is supposed to hate LeBron.
    Supposedley, Akron still has love for dude.
    And I’d imagine Columbus is too concerenced with Ohio State’s football and basketball teams to even care about the NBA.

  • eryl justine bacnis

    those kicks are sick. nice kicks tho.. way much better than the lebron 9 cannon.

  • ai come back

    the kentuckys are so sick i have to get a pair

  • jjung24

    Kobe 7′s KILL these ugly a$$ things.

    Why have LeBron’s shoes all been terrible? 9 attempts and not one has been decent

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    I guess now Kentucky, Miami and OSU will not be winning anything this year. As a coach I would not want my team wearing a players shoes, who is known for choking in the NBA Finals, but playing well as a frontrunner. BOOK IT!!

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    So the whole team will be wearing these shoes? Wouldn’t have thought these were the most appropriate shoes for guards etc.

  • http://slamonline.com Neitel#2

    crazy kicks…a lot of tech has been involved with this 9th edition of lebron, comapare to what bill russell wore or wilt chamberlain wore during their playing careers. This kicks are nice, but the price is going to be sick!! i still have my Questions..and my kobe V’s…they still rock.