This is one of the first colors of the Air Max LeBron 8 to drop, LeBron's signature shoe for the 2010-2011 NBA Season. The year before this release, another China specific color dropped for LeBron, the Air Max LeBron VII “China Moon,” released to honor the fall festival. LeBron pays respect to China again with the white and red color-up, as well as Chinese characters on the lace dubret. The LeBron VIII is similar to the VII, with 360 Max Air cushioning and Flywire support in the upper. The tall thin tongue featuring a debossed lion is closer to the tongue on the LeBron VII Post Season. The back of the tongue features “Designed and engineered to the exact specifications of Mr. LeBron James 82,” a phrase more often seen on the tongue of Nike Trainer shoes. The visible 360 Air is speckled with red, and the translucent edge of the outsole gives an even deeper look at the cushioning system.