When Lebron James announced early July that he was set to take his talents to South Beach, it was only a matter of time before the world of NBA Fashion would re-embrace the utopic vision of a 1980s Florida inspired by the tv drama, Miami Vice. Just a mention of “Miami” might bring to mind an array of iconic imagery including, perhaps, a pink flamingo (or two), the colors turquoise and pink (oh, how they pair!), 80s art deco (or bastardization of basic geometry), and the color of cocaine. I mean, white sandy Florida Beaches.
So Nike, how does Lebron’s new shoe look?
Oh, like that? Suh-weeeet! The new Nike Lebron VIII Miami “Pre-Heat” is set to release locally in Miami in select shops October 16th and will be available in limited release on November 12th at NikeStore.com. With a bold turquoise base, the shoe is accented with a black trim around the laces, black swoosh, and subtle pink accents, the Miami “Pre-Heat” is just one of many up-and-coming colorways for the much anticipated Lebron 8 Nike Model.
It is worth noting, however, that this is not the first time the 80s-ness of Miami would retroactively inspire an athletic shoe. In 2009, Reebok released the “Pump Court Victory 2″ and in 2006, they put out a limited edition pair of sneaks to tie in with the re-make film of Miami Vice. Poor city can’t shake the stereotype.