The LeBron 9 Summit Lake Hornets is not the first of James’ signature shoes to pay homage to his boyhood team but it may be the boldest. As the Hornets moniker would imply, purple and teal are featured on the SLH colorways but the purple has never been featured as it will be this Saturday for the release of the LeBron 9 SLH. While the past two LeBron signature shoe releases in the SLH colorway have been black, the LeBron 9 is predominantly purple, with teal highlights on the top of the tongue, the Nike swoosh and in the Hornet on the heel. The Hornet on the heal takes the place of Lebron’s “LJ” brand logo. The upper sole is also teal with a healthy dose of white speckles.

The Nike LeBron 9 Summit Lake Hornets releases on Saturday, March 31 in Foot Locker, House of Hoops locations, and online for $170. Footlocker.com will be having a midnight release on Friday night. Click here for a link to buy at midnight.

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