The Lakers finished preseason winless, but another LeBron colorway drops and the sneaker market drips.
LeBron’s 19 season in the league, another shoe model. It’s had some ups and downs with the models, the colorways in the near past, but the latest one has a few things reminiscent of the LeBron 9.
The colorway too, ever since the first LeBron 9 I saw on the internet, was black and red – or the “Bred” 9. The Bred colorway was made popular by Michael Jordan and his line of Air Jordan shoes, and everything any other athlete or brand ever mixed black and red in any way, they always draw comparisons to the Jordan brand.
Honest opinion – the colorway is bland and doesn’t hold a candle to the hype built up by JB. In fact, the colorway is as bland as the Lakers’ performance this preseason.
— SoleCollector.com (@SoleCollector) October 15, 2021
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The LeBron brand is a pure basketball shoe, but not a lifestyle brand like the Jordan brand.
Over the years, there haven’t been too many LeBron shoes or colorways that people wore off the court. Jordan Brand, on the other hand, has literally an entire line that people wait for, buy sneaker bots, and sometimes even cause riots if they can’t get the latest model, colorway, or collaboration.
That coupled, with LeBron fans and Jordan fans disagreeing, GOAT status and all. There’s no competition to determine which is the best lifestyle brand, but LeBron is no slouch on the court.
In fact, the shoe’s technology is significantly better for a pure basketball shoe. Just put it there, both shoes are great basketball shoes, but it’s up to you to decide which best suits your needs.
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