This shoe has to be in the Top 10 for this year. It's a must. It marks a time in history. LeBron left Cleveland and came to Miami. It was the official premiere of his eighth signature shoe, which was designed by Jason Petrie. It seemed to be one of Nike's biggest and most anticipated releases since the Air Yeezy. It also marked the opening of Foot Locker's 16th House of Hoops. It was awesome. I got to meet and talk with Jason Petrie himself! I also found out that he's a frequent viewer of our show, which was amazing to find out. Until this day, our ‘South Beach' LeBron 8 episode is our highest viewed video that we've put out. Everyone from Clark Kent to Joe LaPuma was looking for a pair. How the pictures and info about the shoe made its way onto the web is also very interesting. I had just been hired as Mr R Sport's web/social media manager. Karim Wazani (VP/General Manager) sent me a picture that he had gotten from Nike directly. After getting the OK to leak it, I did so. Immediately Nike called. Not only had they seen the leaked picture but they saw our episode, which premiered at midnight; before the House of Hoops event. Everything worked out just perfectly and it goes to show you...You never know who's watching. After all the madness, the limited and general release of this shoe, all I can is #GotMine :)
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