10 years ago a perfect storm of sports & entertainment collided. A certain kid from Akron had become good friends with a long standing MC from New York & a budding artist from Chicago. In 2011 LeBron & Nike issued an exclusive Friends & Family LBJ 9 for The Throne's North American tour.
Inspired primarily by the artistic direction of the duo's album, the shoe features plenty of lavish black & gold elements. The inside is inspired by Riccardo Tisci's alternate artwork for the album. Tisci, who worked as Creative Director at Givenchy at the time was also responsible for Watch the Throne's art direction.
Nike's basketball division commissioned New York jeweller Gabriel Urist to create one of the most memorable lace jewels in history. Urist hand crafted only 6 of the jewells, one to go with each pair of Friends & Family "WTT" LBJ's in existence.
2022 marks the first time this infamous LeBron IX has been available to the public!
- Nike LeBron IX "Watch The Throne"
- Limit 1 pair per customer
- Multiple orders will be cancelled
- USG reserves the right to cancel any order deemed necessary