2020 Nike LeBron 7 “China Moon” White/Metallic Gold CU5646-100
- Product Code: Nike LeBron 7
- Availability: In Stock
The 2020 edition of the Air Max LeBron 7 Retro QS ‘China Moon’ brings back the gilded colorway of LeBron James’ seventh signature shoe, originally released in 2009. Inspired by the annual Chinese Moon Festival, the design makes use of a simple two-tone color scheme, highlighted by a crisp white base with metallic gold Flywire cables and matching gold on the overlay that wraps around the base of the upper.
First released back in October 2009, the style was inspired by the annual Chinese Moon Festival that generally takes place in October. While nothing has been confirmed by the Swoosh, the re-release is expected to be identical to its original launch with a white-based upper surrounded by a metallic gold overlay that wraps around the toe to the heel. Note that the pair seen above is from ’09 as early leaks of next year’s version have yet to surface.
The clean design (essentially an Air Jordan 11 with Flywire and full-length visible Air) was an instant hit, and the circulating Player Exclusives and samples being snatched up by enthusiasts with deep pockets only added to the allure that refreshed the palate and gave LeBron’s signature shoe much-needed new life. Of the general release colorways, the “China Moon” edition, which featured a matte gold mudguard and accents on a white base, was one of the more coveted retail iterations, dropping exclusively in Asia and later at House of Hoops.