In what many around the blogosphere are calling the best colorway of the LeBron 9 series, the LeBron 9 P.S. Elite “Taxi” is also one of the most technologically advanced and best performing shoes on the market today. In a black, maize, and red colorway that invoke images of a Taxi, the Elite series was released for the NBA playoffs and LeBron has made the full transition on court through his first round series with the New York Knicks. Using Kevlar for the Flywire technology, shaving off any unnecessary weight, and using the finest materials available, Nike improved upon the original LeBron 9 model which already had a lot to live up to given the success of the LeBron 8. The Taxi has a mostly yellow upper with black carbon fiber running form the heel to the midsole with a white Nike swoosh on top of it. The Elite series has mesh around the ankles but still retains the same basic shape as the original LeBron 9. Specs of red dot the Air bubble on the heel and other red accents include the heel tab, LeBron James signature on the tongue, outline of the swoosh, and “Zoom” logo on the toe.
The Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite “Taxi” releases today, May 12 at House of Hoops, select Foot Locker locations, and Footlocker.com. They cost $250. A link to buy online can be found below.