With Midnight Madness on deck across the country, Nike and LeBron James have officially announced their University Pack of Nike LeBron 9 sneakers. The Nike LeBron 9 will be worn by the University of Kentucky, The Ohio State University, and the University of Miami. The UK Nike LeBron 9 is officially set to release tomorrow, 10/15. The OSU Nike LeBron 9 is set to release on 11/15. And the Miami colorway is set to release on 11/29.
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THREE UNIVERSITIES SET TO DEBUT NEW LEBRON 9s
Kentucky, Miami and Ohio State Basketball Programs Will Wear Team Colorways of Signature Shoe During 2011-2012 Season
BEAVERTON, Ore. (October 14, 2011) – Three university basketball teams will hit the court on October 15, officially opening the 2011-12 season in their own colorways of the new LEBRON 9: the University of Kentucky Wildcats, University of Miami Hurricanes and Ohio State University Buckeyes.
The Wildcats will don a version in varsity royal/white/black. The Hurricanes will play in white/white/gorge green/total orange. And the Buckeyes will lace up a sport red/white/wolf grey edition.
Kentucky’s colorway will be available at retail on October 15, a precursor to the primary black/red/white version of the LEBRON 9 that launches October 25. Ohio State’s version will follow in stores on November 15, with Miami’s on November 29.
Previously, a China-specific colorway hit retail in that region on October 1, and the limited edition “Cannon” debuted on October 8. Other LEBRON 9 colorways will launch at key moments throughout the year.
Light yet powerful, like its namesake, LeBron James — and designed in conjunction with his insight — the LEBRON 9 is the first shoe to integrate Flywire technology and Hyperfuse construction in the upper for superior support. The shoe also combines Max Air 180 and a Nike Zoom unit for comfort and responsiveness.