First surfacing on the LeBron 3 Low, the King’s commercial connection to Sprite has shone through on his footwear for almost two decades. The beverage has gone on to grace many silhouettes, but none (aside from the LeBron 12 Sprite Mix Pack) have been more memorable than 2011’s Nike LeBron 8 V2 “Sprite”. Now it’s set to return for its 10th anniversary, with pairs expecting to retro as early as next month.
Arriving at the heat of LeBron’s Heat-era hype, the pair arrived donning the marketing duds of the soft drink. It’s built with a synthetic and mesh upper of “Treasure Blue” and anchored by the then-in-vogue lateral Flywire technology. A Volt Green interior and Swooshes draw attention to the counters and collar, but not more notable than the full-length Max Air 360 underfoot in a fresh lemon-lime hue.
At this stage, a re-release of the Nike LeBron 8 V2 “Sprite” has been rumored for June 2021, though neither athlete nor brand is yet to confirm. Until confirmation arrives, take a look at the 2011 release in detail here below, and be sure to keep your eyes glued to our official Twitter account for further updates.Update 05.24.21 Foot Locker Australia has revealed a release date for the Nike LeBron 8 V2 “Sprite” for June 4th. At this stage, a U.S. date is yet to be revealed. We’ve also got out hands on the official images for the release, which we’ve updated in the gallery just below.
Update 06.11.21 Nike US has confirmed a release date for the Nike LeBron 8 V2 “Sprite” for June 25th. More retailers will announce their plans soon, so be sure to keep your eyes locked on our official Twitter account for updates closer to the drop!
Nike LeBron 8 V2 Low “Sprite”
AU/EU Release Date: June 4th, 2021
US Release Date: June 25th, 2021
Style Code: DN1581-400
Color: Treasure Blue/White-Black-Volt