While the 'Fire Lion' edition of the Nike 'LeBron' 9 kicks are not available to markets outside of China, at least the original shoe is still around for avid sneaker-heads.
Compared to the 'Fire Lion,' the Nike LeBron 9 is a lot more toned down. The vibrant colors have been substituted in favor of a simple black and red combination that's accented by the white swoosh logo. Surprisingly, the tongue doesn't have James' lion logo, and instead features his personal signature. On the more technical side, the upper has a cushioning system that offers fast response, as well as a lightweight tri-layer section. The mid region has Flywire 3.0 technology, which offers added strength and lock-down support. These LeBron 9 kicks also offer the Max Air 180 for comfort and shock absorption.