Every year thousands of basketball fans attend the Quai 54 World Streetball Championship sponsored by Nike | Jordan Brand in Paris France. If you are like me, the closest I ever get to this basketball showcase is mouse-clicking links to profound photos of the event. Stepping into the House of Hoops Montreal today, I was enthusiastically surprised to see the Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 9 Quai 54 on display! I flashed back to the previous Quai 54 sneakers and I could not recall any that were available outside of Europe. Basketball geekdom and limited edition fiending aside, this shoe is actually a choice performance shoe as are all versions of the Soldier line. Aesthetically, I am a fan of darker shoes for the court, the placement of the contrasting white straps also adds this asymmetrical aspect to the sneaker promoting a sense of movement as you stare at bold wiring under the mesh-like upper.
Take a look at some pics that I quickly snapped and head over to select House of Hoops by Foot Locker Canada locations to find the striking Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 9 LE Quai 54 for the respectable retail tag of $180.