Last season, LeBron James made headlines in the sneaker world when he was spotted wearing mostly the Zoom Soldier VII instead of his eleventh signature sneaker. While he eventually wore the LeBron XIs on a more consistent basis as the season went on, there were still plenty of moments where King James took to the court rocking the Soldier VIIs. For our Kicks of the Day, we look at the next sneaker from James' secondary line, the Zoom Soldier VIII in the Black/Metallic Silver" colorway.

The Soldier VIIIs are equipped with the latest in Nike tech to make it the perfect hoops shoe. The lightweight sneakers are constructed of Hyperfuse and mesh on the upper for breathability. Nike's signature Flywire cables are incorporated for an adaptive fit, while a collar strap is placed just above the midfoot for ultimate lockdown. Underneath sits a Phylon midsole with Zoom units on the forefoot and heel for responsive cushioning that will give you that extra bounce in your step. If LeBron wears the Soldier VIIIs for a few games in the upcoming season, we'll understand why.

Step it up and cop King James' Zoom Soldier VIIIs today on Nike.com for $130.

[via Nike]