Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 at 4:45 pm  |  12 responses

Kicks: Nike LeBron 9 ‘Pre-Heat’

The calm before the “South Beach” storm.

Pics and info via Counterkicks:

Last year’s first launch of the Nike LeBron 8 caused a frenzy with the debut of the bright turquoise and pink colorway now known as the “South Beach” combo. This season, the LeBron 9 “China” edition skipped ahead in line for launch and now the first US-based story for LeBron’s signature shoe comes in this Cannon/Volt-Slate Blue-Team Orange makeup which has been given the nickname “Pre-Heat”.

Miami-area sneakerheads are getting the first retail shot at the LeBron 9 “Pre-Heat” this weekend, with shops like Mr. R Sports releasing the shoes on Sunday, October 9. Afterwards, a wider (but still limited number) public launch is expected in the weeks ahead. We’re told a “South Beach” style is on the way, but you’ll have to wait a bit for that model roll out.

As with the other Nike LeBron 9 styles launching this year, the Pre-Heat will set you back $170 for the opportunity.

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  • Joon

    ugly as f*&^

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    The U.

  • J.C.

    lol ‘Pre-Heat’. I was expecting them to be a Cavs colour-way.

  • Roran goodman

    Ugly as s***. Got the crazy light d rose adizeros those are for true ballers

  • Fat Lever

    Pre-Heat I thought would have “XOXOXO” and sh!t on it.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    @ j.c., i was thinking the same thing. these are garbage though, those south beaches last year were crazy.

  • O

    Word to J.C. Boooooo everything LeBron. He’s officially the A-Rod of the NBA and i’m a damn Yankee fan!

  • Niio

    These look like University of Miami colors?

  • RobbieJay

    these dont deserve the term pre heat.

  • yes.we.did.

    Good Lord what an ugly shoe.

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  • newkicks

    where do you get these at??