- Associated Press - Saturday, October 8, 2011

MIAMI (AP) - A design for LeBron James‘ latest signature sneaker was inspired by the U.S. Air Force.

Nike calls it “The Cannon” edition of the LeBron 9. The military-green theme is a nod to the Miami Heat having their first training camp since James joined the team last season at Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base.

Those installations in Florida’s Panhandle hosted the Heat for about a week, and players interacted with military personnel during that camp.

Nike says that edition of the shoe will be released first in South Florida starting at midnight Sunday “as a sign of appreciation and respect for LeBron’s South Florida fans and community.”


The sneakers carry a retail price of $170.