In a move that shook the basketball world, LeBron James made the iconic decision to join the Miami Heat in 2010. To minimize distractions and focus on their game, the Heat held their training camp at the Eglin Air Force Base that year. This unexpected training ground inspired Nike to create the LeBron 9 “Cannon” as a tribute to the Heat and their unique preseason location. Now, 12 years later, Nike is putting its own spin on this classic orange-green colorway with the Nike LeBron Witness 8.

Unlike its dark and broody mid-2000s predecessor, the Witness 8 features a much brighter treatment. The mid-top silhouette showcases an off-white hue on its lightly textured base layer, while a crisp white shade fills the midsole. While neon colors may be absent, the Witness 8 still pays homage to the “Cannon” with a slight shift in the colors on the Pantone wheel. The forest green and tangerine orange pairing adds a fresh twist to the silhouette. The green dominates the upper, appearing on the quilted forefoot, tongue, collar, and inner lining. Vibrant orange accents shine through on the profile swooshes, the first two eyelets, both sides of the tongue tab, and the enlarged lion insignia that marks the medial heel.

Take a closer look at the Nike LeBron Witness 8 “Cannon” below as we anxiously await further release details, which are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. And if you’re seeking more on-court sneaker solutions from Nike, be sure to check out the Zion 3 “Fresh Paint,” which has recently surfaced in official imagery.

US 2023
Retailer | Time | Shipping | Release Type | Status | Reminder
Nikestore US | 10:00 | North America Only | Standard | Check Site | –

[Note: The original article included a section on where to buy the sneakers. However, the information provided was not relevant to the current release details of the Nike LeBron Witness 8 “Cannon.” Therefore, this section has been excluded from the rewritten version.]

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