LeBron James debuts new sneakers at Dadeland Mall

  • Miami Heat's LeBron James debuts his latest signature shoe, the LeBron 8, as his mother, Gloria, looks on during the opening of Miami Dadeland House of Hoops by Foot Locker Store, Saturday Oct. 16, 2010, in Miami. JEFFREY BOAN / AP PHOTO

  • Miami Heat's LeBron James debuts his latest signature shoe, the LeBron 8, at the opening of Miami Dadeland House of Hoops by Foot Locker Store, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, in Miami. JEFFREY BOAN / AP PHOTO

  • The Miami Heat's LeBron James, right, talks with Jason Petrie, who with input from James, designed the LeBron 8 South Beach, a Nike shoe. The two appeared Saturday at the opening of Foot Locker's House of Hoops at Dadeland Mall in Miami. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The Miami Heat's LeBron James, and his mother, Gloria, right, appeared Saturday at the opening of Foot Locker's House of Hoops at Dadeland Mall in Miami. The hoops superstar talked with about 100 local high school students about achieving success on the court, and unveiled a special edition of his latest shoe: LeBron 8 South Beach, by Nike. He's sporting a pair here. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The Miami Heat's LeBron James tosses a signed basketball to a high school student Saturday at the opening of Foot Locker's House of Hoops at Dadeland Mall in Miami. The hoops superstar talked with about 100 local high school students about achieving success on the court, and unveiled a special edition of his latest shoe: LeBron 8 South Beach, by Nike. He's wearing a pair here. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The Miami Heat's LeBron James, who appeared Saturday at the opening of Foot Locker's House of Hoops at Dadeland Mall in Miami, sports a special edition of his latest shoe: LeBron 8 South Beach, by Nike. The new shoe was unveiled Saturday. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF