The LeBron 9: Lock Down. Lift Off.
Built to maximize the strengths of triple-threat players like LeBron, the LeBron 9 Boys' Basketball Shoe is the first in the signature series to combine Flywire technology and Hyperfuse construction. New support and cushioning help protect and lock down his foot for high performance and comfort, whether he's on the court or at school.
- Hyperfuse upper for ultra-lightweight durability and breathability
- Flywire for super-lightweight support and lockdown control
- Max Air 180 unit for cushioning and impact protection
- Nike Zoom unit for low-profile, responsive cushioning
LeBron brings a rare combination of speed, agility and force to the game, demanding exceptional protection for all four quarters. Support wings on either side of the shoe fulfill this need by helping shield the foot and keep it from rolling inward or outward.
Bringing LeBron's ninth signature shoe to unrivaled levels of performance is Hyperfuse construction. Made of multiple materials fused together for a seamless fit and reduced irritation, it also provides extreme durability that can stand up to hard-wearing abuse. This shoe also features Flywire (or ultra-strong, ultra-lightweight nylon fibers) that helps lock down the foot and hold it securely in place.
A combination of Max Air and Nike Zoom cushioning helps keep the foot comfortable for explosive takeoffs and soft landings. A Cushlon midsole adds to the shoe's lightweight cushioning and durability.
A reflection of LeBron, this hoops shoe features his new logo, his signature on the ventilated tongue, and a special outsole pattern that pays tribute to his versatile style of play.
Lock me down so I can fly. Protect me from myself. Make me light. This is what LeBron James requested to Nike designers for his ninth signature shoe--and they didn't disappoint him. From lightweight cushioning to supportive Flywire, each feature of the LeBron 9 executes one or more of these needs. And because so much attention to detail was given to the performance attributes of the shoe, its style was born out of pure innovation.
- Special features for lateral stability and rigidity during hard cuts
- Flex grooves in the forefoot for enhanced articulation and flexibility
What is Hyperfuse?Hyperfuse construction fuses three different layers of material using a hot-melt process, creating an unusually sturdy shoe with superior breathability. This breakthrough process provides a more consistent fit and almost completely eliminates stitching on the upper for a clean, modern finish. The base layer is made of a synthetic material to provide a supportive backing. In the middle, mesh offers lightweight breathability. And the top layer is made of Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) film, which provides excellent durability.
Nike ZoomNike Zoom cushioning is part of the Nike Air family, and—like its siblings—it’s lightweight and durable. Because Nike Zoom cushioning is incredibly thin, it brings the foot closer to the ground and enhances stability, especially during quick cuts and multi-directional movements. After impact, the tightly stretched fibers inside the pressurized air unit quickly bounce back into shape, providing a super-responsive feel and improved awareness of the surface you’re playing on.
Max AirPart of the Nike Air family, Max Air was designed to provide maximum impact protection during repetitive landings. Shoes with Max Air feature less midsole material and larger-volume airbags for lighter weight and maximum cushioning you can see.
FlywireFlywire helps provide ultra-lightweight support and comfort for your foot. It gets its strength from thin nylon fibers strategically placed on the upper of the shoe to hold the foot in place, helping to reduce slippage during activity. This allows for a massive reduction in weight because material is used only where it’s needed for structure.