Here’s an advance preview of LeBron James’ next generation signature kicks. Looks wise the silhouette is a direct evolution from the 8 rather than a radical overhaul, with the plate-like paneling replaced with rounder curves for a sleeker profile. Hyperfuse in the upper helps shed the bulk from this brawny battle axe, while Air 180 and Zoom forefoot cushioning prepares you for impact. In a break with tradition the regal lion logo is gone, replaced by LeBron’s signature on the tongue whie a more streamlined LJ logo pops up on the heel and outsole. No confirmation on a release date just yet, and who knows when we’ll actually see them live on court. Pics from Kicks-Lab via LBJ23.