Lebron James' Nike LeBronold Palmer 9 Shoes Border Between Hideous and Ugly

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 11, 2012

Photo Credit: LeBron James' Twitter
Photo Credit: LeBron James' Twitter

LeBron James tweeted out some pictures of the new Nike LeBronold Palmer 9 shoes, and I can't stop the dry heaving. 

The King created quite the stir in the sneaker community when he decided to tweet out some pictures of shoes we have no doubt will fly off shelves at some point in the future. 

Here is what he had for us.

LeBronold Palmer 9 lows #yikes instagr.am/p/M65Tx5iTKO/

— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 11, 2012


Nice Kicks had a bit more on the shoes many sneakerheads are drooling over, and that makes me quite sad. 

Seemingly out of nowhere, King James himself revealed a photo of what he refers to as the“LeBronold Palmer” Nike LeBron 9 Low via Instagram. It features an all-over, palm tree-printed upper in an extremely vibrant color scheme. To further connect with this LeBron 9 Low’s nickname, an image of the Arnold Palmer drink is seen on the insole.

Let me break this down for you. 

The colorway is a fine mix between "retiree" and something you would find in the bargain bin at K-Mart. The insole does have an Arnold Palmer drink, which pretty much makes me want to have a beer instead.  

I can't take sneakerheads seriously anymore, at least not the ones who would run out and drop a bill on these things. 

This looks like the wall paper in a dive diner pretty much anywhere in Miami. You want to spend hours waiting in line for these? Oh cool, you have 1960s Las Vegas on your feet. 

Really, you want to wear something Rue McClanahan or any other Golden Girl would rock?

There are far more troubling issues in life: poverty, war and a myriad of others. The thing that keeps me up at night, though, is people looking at these and thinking, "Yes!"

The only way to make these Arnold Palmer tributes any more obvious would be to chop up the legendary golfer and use his hide for the shoe. 

Here come the dry heaves again. 

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