Sneakerheads Already in Line For Lebron James Jr.'s Premier Shoe Drop
It may have been scorching temperatures in New York City last weekend, but that didn’t stop the most dedicated of sneakerheads from already lining up for Lebron James’s new shoe drop. No, you did not miss a shoe-drop email from Nike. This line is for Lebron James Jr.’s initial shoe line.
That’s right, sneakerheads have already lined up in anticipation of Bron’s oldest child’s shoe. Problem is, it doesn’t exist. And “Bronny”, as he is called, hasn’t even started high school, but here we are. This kid barely dunked 15 minutes ago and fans are already wondering what if his shoes will be seamless or have padded leather.
Anticipation is a key trait for the best of sneakerheads, like knowing when to buy or how soon to start waiting for a shoe. Sweet, you bought that shoe off Ebay, bro, but you didn’t wait in line for it? Oh, you did? How long did you wait? Two days before the release? Two weeks before the release? Five years before the release? If you didn’t have to pee in a bottle while waiting in line to get this shoe, then why are you even here?
And while this seems a lot to put on a kid that has yet to play a varsity game, it really doesn’t matter if he plays basketball or not. In today’s sneaker industry, one doesn’t have to be a superstar athlete to have a shoe. Look at the Kevin Hart Nike collaboration, or the Yeezy Boosts by Kanye West, or even Guy Fieri’s hognoggin’ buffalo galoshes.
Some say this is the dumbest move by the industry since that Arizona Tea Adidas fiasco. Other, more devout fans, compare this to waiting for the next Star Wars movie. When asked about this comparison, 18-year-old and avid sneaker-head Colin Knott responded, “What’s Star Wars?”
The culture has shifted and it’s going wherever Bronny is, which as of August might be his first period 9th grade English class. Whatever it is, I wear a size 5 in kids if anyone is listening.