LeBron stepped out on the hardwood in his new shoes yesterday, the new Nike Zoom LeBron 5. Get this; the shoes feature a map of the city of Akron, Ohio on the sole and the inside of the tongue — just in case you need a second reference point. The legend? Well, you will find the legend in the next pair of Air Jordans. You will now need both pairs to effectively navigate the city of Akron. It’s brilliant Nike!
I remember getting “mixed-up-3rd-trailer-on-the-left-far-see-done-gone-too-far” directions in the south, man if only I had a pair of shoes with a map! For the asking retail price I could have a fabulous Rand Mcnally atlas, with more cities than Akron, and roughly 9 pairs of Starburys. They must really be pressing for additional features to move these expensive shoes, which were just conveniently lowered in price. Oh, don’t cry for me Akron-tina, he will be okay – he still has his 7 year, 90 million dollar endorsement.
What’s next the LeBron 6: a laces-view camera with social networking capabilities and a High School diploma? Now you can see his fancy footwork at each game and conveniently share your homework with all your friends.
The shoes hit store shelves November 15 at a cost of $140 a pair. A black and red pair goes on sale December 13. Personally, I would rather have 10 pairs of Starburys than one pair of these. What about a white pair? Sorry, I couldn’t resist. The shoes of the day: Nike Zoom LeBron 5
So in case you are lost in Akron, OH just take off your shoes, they will help you find your way home. Nike, please sell them with a compass too — a moral compass.