All You Need to Know About LeBron James Sneakers ‘LeBron 8 South Beach’: Price, Release Date and More

Published 06/07/2021, 12:23 PM EDT
May 25, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts against the Phoenix Suns during the second half in game two of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters


LeBron James is arguably one of the best players the NBA has ever seen. With four championships, four MVP trophies and 17 All-Star appearances, it is safe to say that LBJ has certainly left his mark on the game.

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Being a superstar certainly has its own perks. Over the years, LeBron has had his fair share of endorsements and collaborations, but arguably, his most successful deal has been his signature shoe deal with Nike.

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Ever since he made his debut in the NBA, Nike has released multiple LeBron signature shoes.

Be it the Air Max LeBron VII or LeBron 15s, LBJ has had some iconic shoes over the years but arguably the most successful of them all was the 2010 LeBron VIII.

Release date, price of the iconic LeBron James sneakers revealed

King James‘ sneakers have had massive success over the years. While LeBron VIIs and others have had some massive success, the LeBron VIIIs marked a different phase in the King’s career.

After starting out with the Cavaliers, Bron had massive individual success in the first seven years of his career, but he couldn’t win the coveted NBA championship. Given how disappointing the front office was in adding the right pieces, LBJ grew frustrated.

In the 2010 off-season, James was a free agent. While the Cavs wanted their franchise superstar to stick around, LBJ sent shock waves around the NBA as he joined Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in the Miami Heat in a highly scrutinised move.

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To embark his new beginning, Nike released the LeBron VIIIs with some bold colourways. Given how unique the sneakers were, this LeBron VIIIs became an instant fan favorite, and its resale value skyrocketed from then on.

Considering how successful the original sneakers were, Nike is set to release the 2021 version of the LeBron VIIIs on June 23rd.

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Priced at $200, fans can buy the same in Nike SNKRS app and considering it’s only a limited release, expect collectors to hop in the market.

With the history attached to these sneaker, this re-release is the perfect opportunity for LeBron fans and sneaker-heads to get hold of an iconic LeBron and arguably the most popular LeBron signature shoes ever released.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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