Original Story (12/09/20): The previous NBA season saw Nike and LeBron James bring back the LeBron 7 for its 10th anniversary. Now, Nike is gearing up for the revival of the LeBron 8 before the year ends. Following reports of the “South Beach” colorway’s return and the reveal of the “Gym Red” colorway in the Beijing Pack, a new colorway dressed in Los Angeles Lakers colors in on the horizon.
This offering comes in a mix of court purple and university gold with similar aesthetics to the “Lakers” aka “Media Day” LeBron 7 that dropped in May. The purple upper, tongue and ankles gets mixed with white laces, accents and Air Max unit. The design is completed by a purple rubber outsole featuring the crowned lion symbol.
Check out the official images down below and look for the Nike LeBron 8 “Lakers” to drop on December 15th for a price tag of $200 USD.
Nike LeBron 8 “Lakers”
Color: Court Purple/Court Purple-University Gold-University Gold
Style Code: DC8380-500
Release Date: December 15, 2020
Release Date: December 29, 2020 (SNKRS)
Price: $200 USD
Update (12/16/20): Though some stockists have already released the “Lakers” LeBron 8, a formal launch goes down on December 29th on Nike SNKRS. Official name for these is the LeBron 8 “Hardwood Classics.” Early pairs available via StockX.