With every championship ring, LeBron James continues to cement his place in basketball history. As his popularity grows and Nike continues to develop new signature sneakers, his older models become more admired. To continue the legacy that is LeBron James, Nike has been retroing his older signature kicks. To end December of 2020, Nike brought back the LeBron 8, a sneaker that last released in 2011.
The Nike LeBron 8 Lakers don the LA team’s notable purple and gold colors. Home of the greats like the late Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, and now, LeBron James, the sneakers pay homage to the popular west coast franchise. The latest LeBron 8 retro adds a new luxe look to the model, dressing the sneaker’s upper in premium suede. Familiar aspects of the silhouette come through on this Lakers colorway, such as LeBron’s iconic Lion logo embossed on the tongue and his signature stamped on the heel.
The Nike LeBron 8 Lakers released December 2020 for $200.