Released in mid October of 2009 these Lebron’s were released at the only six House of Hoops stores in the United States at the time amongst initial release date confusion, and selectivity. It was released earlier in the month in China as a apart of the revival of Lebron’s signature line in China, and his emergence as a global sports icon. In addition the China Moon’s were inspired by the Chinese Moon Cake Festival. The shoe also features black Chinese lettering on the medial sides of the heels and Eastern Asia influenced embossing on the white leather upper. Gold is also highlighted on the sneaker making for a luxurious feel as the midsole is cloaked in a nice piece of patent leather. The aglets, flywire, outsole, and pillars within the 360 Max Air unit are also gold. Red hints the shoe very sparsely surrounding the Chinese characters, which also reemerge written again in black on the insoles. The China Moon’s to me are a shoe you love and feel like you know but just never remember when they came out. Yet each time you find a deadstock pair, you are amazed at the price because it did not seem popular when it came out. The Lebron 7 is hands down one of the best Nike signature silhouettes in the past 10 years and was before the great shoe apocalypse of December 2011, allowing for many pairs such as this one to not be remembered initially as high value despite their limited release number. Regardless these beauties are now 5 years old and straight heat, reminding us all on how older Lebron shoes should be retroed especially with his return to Cleveland.