Original Story (11/05/21): In 2011, Kanye West and Jay-Z released their joint album Watch The Throne. At the time, Ye was signed to the Swoosh and gearing up to release the Air Yeezy 2. As a fan of the two artists and royalty himself, King James was presented with a Nike LeBron 9 “Watch The Throne” PE to commemorate the album. The PE was extremely rare, only seen on the feet of a select few, including Hit-Boy and Wale. It looks like that pair will soon be getting a public release, as official product images have been uploaded to the Nike servers.
The Nike LeBron 9 “Watch The Throne” comes dressed primarily in black with gold hits on the Swoosh, heel, and top eyelets. It features a floral Givenchy-inspired sockliner and laces with large gold lace jewels attached. Icy blue outsoles round out the design.
This PE was followed by a number of Watch The Throne-themed LeBron footwear, including a LeBron 11, a LeBron Zoom Soldier 8, and a LeBron 16. Other versions of the LeBron 9 also surfaced, including one with glow-in-the-dark soles and another dressed in all-gold, the latter a part of the SNKRS LeBron PE Vote Back Tournament.
Check out official images of the Nike LeBron 9 “Watch The Throne” below and expect a release in the coming months via SNKRS.
Nike LeBron 9 “Watch The Throne”
Color: Black/Metallic Gold
Style Code: DO9353-001
Release Date: January 6, 2022
Price: $230 USD
Update (12/22/21): LeBron James rocked the “Watch The Throne” 9s last night in the game against the Phoenix Suns. These have already released at retailers overseas, though we are still waiting a stateside release. Expect a shock drop or some sort of announcement sooner than later. You can find pairs now on eBay and StockX. Photos via NBAE/Getty Images: