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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 at 2:57 pm  |  13 responses

Kobe VII, LeBron 9 Low ‘USA’ Release This Week (KICKS)


Ready or not, the Olympics are coming. After the Finals and the Draft, it’s on to International basketball competition. And just to make sure the players and fans are ready, Nike is dropping a pair of fresh colorways from two of this season’s most popular on-court kicks series. Per CounterKicks, the Nike LeBron 9 Low “USA” and Kobe VII “USA” will share a release date on Saturday (June 16). Check out the pictures below, tweeted out by Nike outlet @21Mercer:

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  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    i haven’t worn them, but LeBron’s shoes look heavy as hell

  • Marc

    That is probably the best colorway for the kobes cause the others look kind of funky.

  • http://www.twitter.com_dfrance dfrance21

    NBK they are actually surprisingly light. I play in the post season 8s and I have a pair of 9s and the hyperfuse and flywire really take a lot of weight off the shoe. The lows have the full length bubble which adds to the weight but its still not too heavy. Now if you’re used to playing in Kobes you’ll definitely feel the difference.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    word, thanks d. I do play in the Kobe’s lol, so too me they would be heavy. I played in the LeBron 2′s and those were way to heavy for me. But then again, my favorite shoe ever is the Jet Flights so…

  • davidR

    makes sense though since lebron is a power player. i wonder how many quick perimeter players hoop in his shoes

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

    Yeah I would say they’re more for small forwards and up. Suprising tho, George Hill, Ty Lawson and Eric Bledsoe all hoop in them and they’re quick guards. The cushioning is bar none tho, like walking on a cloud.

  • Ldub

    dfrance…ever played in the under armour jennings? by far the most comfortable shoe ive ever played in. nikes, jordans, converse, adidas etc.

  • bonk

    I have they Lebron 9 n they r the lightest b ball kicks I have. Lighter then his 7 n 8 models

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    the LBJs are heavy but light considering all of the other LBJ’s if you get what i mean… the adizeros and hyperfuses are lighter… but if you are an explosive player that drives hard to the rim and lands heavily, LBJs are great or even the new melo m8′s

  • Cizzo

    Hyperfuse or nothig if you ask me..will e copping the Kobes for sure…

  • http://www.twitter.com_dfrance dfrance21

    LDub, nah haven’t ventured into Under Armour yet. May have to try those.
    Cizzo, the Kobe’s aren’t hyperfuse. lol

  • kmac8

    anyody know how much these will drop for? im just guessing $170

  • kmac8

    or where?

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