2009’s LeBron 7 “Red Carpet” is the next LeBron to see a retro release.
The King debuted the pair back on November 6th, 2009, where his traveling Cavs took on the Knicks at MSG — and boy, did they roll out the red carpet for him. James put up 33 of 12/17 shooting, pulled in eight boards, nine dimes and three steals in a 100-91 win.
LeBron James @ Madison Square Garden, November 6th, 2009
Undoubtedly one of the King’s favorite colorways of the 7 — it was even mimicked on his 2014 All-Star weekend LeBron 14s — the LeBron 7 “Red Carpet” is set to make its return to retail almost a decade to the day it debuted on the NBA hardwood.
The retro indicates that the next round of LBJ retrospective releases will be of his seventh signature sneaker in what is the silhouette’s tenth-anniversary year. Of course, this is yet to be confirmed by Nike, but if it is factual, we’ll will also likely see a handful of fan-favorite drops (we’re hoping for the “Xmas,” “Dunkman,” Black/White/Gold, and “Hardwood Classic”) and possibly some once-upon-a-time PEs get a first-time release (please give us the “ABE,” and/or the Deion Sanders PE!)
Update 10.12.19 First looks at this year’s pair (further below) show a true 1-for-1 make, all the way down to it’s OG packaging. Stay tuned for the official looks and a comprehensive Where to Buy Guide for the drop!
A release date has been pegged for October 29th, and we’re sure more details will begin to surface shortly. Until then, take a peep at the OG pair from 2009 below, and keep your eyes locked on HOUSE OF HEAT for updates.
Nike LeBron VII “Red Carpet”
Style Code: CU5133-100
Color: White/Black/Glass Blue/Chilling Red
Release Date: October 29th, 2019