Custom Shoe By LBJ’s Tattoo Artist

LeBron James at Akron Tourstop:

“This is Jimmy, he does all my tattoos.”

The ‘Jimmy’ that took the stage with LeBron and company – pictured to the right of James – is tattoo artist Jimmy Hayden.  In addition to doing all of LBJ’s ink-work, he also designed the pair of shoes that LeBron is holding in the picture above.  They’re pretty cool, but whether it be in a Sunday night rec game, or with a pair of jeans, I’m just not sure I could pull those off.  I’m sure James could though. 

On the origin for the design of the kicks, said Hayden:

“They were inspired by LeBron’s work ethic.”

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