Pics And Info: The LeBron 8 PS

by April 15, 2011

by Chris O’Leary / @olearychris

With LeBron James and the Miami Heat less than 24 hours away from their Playoff run, Nike is already in postseason mode.

The Swoosh is hosting about 20 media members in Miami, where they’ve run us through the ins and outs of the new Lebron 8 PS—LeBron’s signature shoe for the Playoffs—which drops on Saturday. I’ll get into the performance of the shoe (spoiler alert: it’s really, really nice) in my next post. For now, I wanted to drop some images and info on the sneaker.

Using three Nike technologies, LeBron’s Playoff shoe features a 180 Max Air unit in the heel, Zoom Air in the forefoot and Hyperfuse technology for the shoe’s material, making it a full 2.5 ounces lighter than the shoe that LeBron wore at the start of this season, the LeBron 8 V1.

Check out the pics and watch for a second post that gets into the wear test we did today and thoughts from the shoe’s designer, Jason Petrie, on how and why the LeBron 8 has evolved through the season.