The Nike LeBron 16 King is inspired by the African meaning of LeBron James’ name and his first ever poster. A bold red battleknit upper with highlighting leopard print detailing is seen on the heels which pays homage to the classic Air Zoom Generation ad campaign during LeBron James’ early career. Also, the insoles feature the same image, while metallic gold accents for the Swooshes, tongue and heel tab, followed by a white rubber sole tops it all off.
Who’s ready for the NBA season to begin. With the new rule allowing NBA players to wear whatever color sneaker they want as part of their uniform, it’s about to get real interesting all around the NBA. Although we don’t know what every player will be wearing on opening day, what we do know is that LeBron James will be wearing the Nike LeBron 16 King to kickoff the NBA season once his Los Angeles Lakers take on the Portland Blazers on opening night.
New colorways of the Nike LeBron 16 will continue to drop this season, and the next one in line is this King edition. The style is part of Nike’s “1 Thru 5” collection, and it sports a bold red battleknit upper with highlighting leopard print detailing on the heels which pays tribute to the classic Air Zoom Generation ad campaign during LeBron James’ early career.
Nike LeBron 16
Release Date: October 18th, 2018
Style Code: AO2595-601
After launching last week in the elegant Harlem’s Fashion Row edition, the Nike LeBron 16 is ready to be unleashed once again in a familiar color concept that should have sneakerheads and LeBron fans in a frenzy. The “What The” styling typically refers to colorways of the past, but for the newest model, Nike Basketball is looking to the future as this release acts as a mosaic of the first five colorways of the shoe. “Fresh Bred” (the black/red), King, “SFG”, “20-20”, and “I Promise” all play a role in the composition of this audacious colorway, all while emphasizing the notion of LeBron James playing all five positions on the court.
The Nike LeBron 16 What The is officially nicknamed “1 Thru 5,” and the sneaker features a mashup of colors. The left shoe’s BattleKnit upper is covered in multicolor with a white leather heel featuring the signature LJ crown logo and the word sixteen. For the right shoe, its upper is covered in an oreo-like theme with a black heel that features a debossed lion head with gold eyes and Swoosh branding. The tongues for both also sport different themes, followed by mismatching graphic insoles, speckling on the midsole and more multicolor on the outsole top it all off.
Ahead of its official debut, the Swoosh is already set to release a Nike LeBron 16 What The colorway. The “What The” theme goes back to 2007, when Nike Skateboarding introduced a mash-up concept on the SB Dunk Low that created the staple design for Nike Basketball.Next up, the Nike LeBron 16. The shoe features a Multicolor BattleKnit upper with one heel done in White and the other in Black. James’ signature “LJ” crown logo appears on the left shoe with “Sixteen” underneath, while the right sports the models signature debossed lion head with Golden eyes and Swoosh logo. Other details includes an exotic print on the right tongue and the other in a Deep Red tone. Mismatched insoles, multicolored rubber and icy outsoles completes the design.
Nike LeBron 16 “1 Thru 5”
Style Code: BQ6580-900
Release Date: September 15, 2018
The rollout of Nike’s LeBron 16 is in full swing. After debuting in a special “Harlem Fashion Row” edition for NYFW and then appearing in a clean “Fresh Bred” that boasted a striking lion graphic complete with glowing red eyes on the heel, the futuristic hoops sneaker has been unveiled in a makeup any long-time LeBron follower will be familiar with: a rough and rugged “Oreo.” The Battleknit upper is covered in the standard Oreo-style combination of black, white, and grey for a flecked look — but this Oreo pair is much more than just a classic colorway.
Each LeBron 16 aims to tell a story, and this pair showcases the King’s roots and support system as it nods to both his hometown of Akron and his three beloved children. The right shoe’s heel features a “330” hit — the Akron area code — while the left shoe boasts a “BBZ” embellishment, nodding to the King’s three kids: Bryce, Bronny, and Zhuri. A rich leather tongue with chenille embroidery hits adds a touch of premium flair, as does the leather heel cage and canvas heel strap. LeBron’s classic Dunkman logo also appears both on the outsole and the shoebox with a modern-day twist: he’s wearing the 16s instead of the Zoom Generation. Enjoy a first look at these new LeBron James kicks below, and keep it locked here for all breaking news on the LeBron 16.
The Nike LeBron 16 Oreo will be another familiar colorway of LeBron James’ signature line that will be releasing later this Fall/Winter season.Dressed in a Black and White color scheme. This Nike LeBron 16 features an Oreo-like BattleKnit 2.0 upper, with Black leather on the tongue and heel. Red contrasting accents throughout completed with a White midsole and translucent outsole.
In addition to his upcoming Harlem’s Fashion Row collaboration, LeBron James’ 16th signature sneaker will soon be getting new general release looks like this upcoming “Triple Black” take.A staple of King James’ signature line, this “Triple Black” LeBron 16 colorway covers the sneaker’s entire upper in a stealthy black knit with nubuck on the tongue and heel.
LeBron James officially unveiled the upcoming Nike LeBron 16 a couple of weeks ago in a black/red colorway. Now the shoe has surfaced in a new stealthy Triple Black option.The Nike LeBron 16 features a Flyknit upper with Swoosh branding on the ankles, the LJ crown logo on the tongue, and a debossed lion crest logo on the heel. Down below we see a visible Zoom Max Air unitjust like we saw on the LeBron 15. This pair takes on a tonal look that can be rocked with ease as the whole shoe comes covered in black.
Nike Basketball is finally set to officially debut LeBron James’ 16th signature shoe, the LeBron 16 in September. The first two pairs that are scheduled to release is the “HFR” and “Bred” iterations.Adding to the lineup will be an upcoming “Triple Black” colorway. This Nike LeBron 16 features a Black Flyknit with matching Swoosh and “LJ” crown logos. A debossed lion crest logo on the heel atop a visible Zoom Max Air sole unit completes the design.
Nike LeBron 16 “Triple Black”
Release Date: Fall 2018
Ahead of the official release of the LeBron 16, Nike partnered up with Harlem’s Fashion Row for a special take on the King’s upcoming signature shoe.
Celebrating LeBron James‘ fashion focus outside of basketball, the platform for multicultural fashion designers drew inspiration from the recognizable design of Hermès Birkin Bags. Influenced by the bag’s buckle system, the cream-colored look features a tan leather buckle ankle strap, complete with a LeBron-branded gold plate. Another notable design element is the lion logo at the heel, which has been embedded into the lacing system of the shoe and further exaggerated to give off more of a 3D appeal.
LeBron James has unveiled the Nike LeBron 16 earlier this week. The new campaign will have similar roots as last year with the debut during the upcoming New York Fashion Week.
The LEBRON 16 HFR, which stands for Harlem’s Fashion Row, is something to behold. It’s a special design that combines the world of performance and fashion. Harlem’s Fashion Row is a platform for multicultural fashion designers.
The shoe sports what seems to be a new rendition of the “Ghost” colorway equipped with a buckle ankle strap. The regular LEBRON XVI comes with the lionhead logo on the back of the shoe, but on the HFR pair it is used as part of the lacing system. The laces go through the lion’s mouth. That’s sick!
Stay tuned for more updates once available. Be on the lookout between September 6th and September 14th.
With the LeBron 16 set to release in early September, it is almost time to close the book on the Flyknit-equipped LeBron 15. Back in February, the bold silhouette helped blur the lines between lifestyle and function in conjunction with popular retailer, KITH. In accordance with All-Star weekend festivities, KITH debuted their first LA-based store with a release of four regally-designed LeBron 15 iterations. Finishing the King’s 15th signature sneaker off on a similar high note, KITH will be releasing the fifth and final version of this collection with the LeBron 15 “Closing Ceremony”, set to exclusively release at their retail space in Los Angeles this Friday. Gold, red, and green embroidery encompasses the majority of this iteration’s upper with metallic gold aglets and a silver zipper than runs from the top of its forefoot to the toe.
The KITH x Nike LeBron Performance 15 Closing Ceremony was revealed earlier this year, and the model is finally releasing to the public. Like the nickname says, this colorway will be the last iteration of the LeBron 15 line, as the Nike LeBron 16 is set to make its debut soon. The silhouette sports a mixture of Black and Multi-Color accents via a luxurious embroidered pattern flowing across its Battleknit upper.
Dressed in a Black and Multi-Color color scheme. This Kith x Nike LeBron 15 was debuted by James during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. Dubbed, “Closing Ceremony” that nods to the final chapter for the model. It features a Black Battleknit upper highlighted with its luxurious-styled embroidered pattern.
Kith x Nike LeBron Performance 15 “Closing Ceremony”
Style Code: AJ3936-002
Release Date: August 31, 2018
Kyrie Irving’s love for cereal has poured out onto his signature shoes, and this weekend will be your first chance at getting your hands at your very own pair. In collaboration with General Mills, Nike has created three distinct colorways of the Kyrie 4 signature shoe inspired by Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, and Kix – three delectable and time-honored breakfast treats. All the flavors will release this weekend exclusively through the Foot Locker House Of Hoops Mobile Trucks at the NY vs. NY Championship at Harlem’s Rucker Park at the Drew League in Los Angeles. The House Of Hoops truck will also make surprise stops in SoCal and in the Northeast throughout the weekend from August 4th through the 6th.
Nike Basketball will release an upcoming pack using the Nike Kyrie 4. It appears that several models will debut which is inspired by cereal.While we have seen the ‘Wheaties’ edition, the Nike Kyrie 4 Cereal Pack consists of pairs inspired by Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Kix and Lucky Charms. While each shoe matches the color of the box, they even have the cereals branding on the tongues.
The Nike Kyrie 4 “Cereal Pack” to release on August 11th at select House of Hoops locations.Aside from the Wheaties pair, the Nike Kyrie 4 Cereal Pack includes the Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms and Kix colorways. Each shoe comes branded with the cereals name branded on the tongues dressed in their respective colors, as well as custom insoles.
Nike Kyrie 4 “Lucky Charms”
Color: Bright Crimson/Multi-Color
Style Code: BV0428-600
Release Date: August 11, 2018
After a few successful showings by way of pop-up shops in the West Coast, KITH founder Ronnie Fieg is bringing his idea of a retail experience to the city of Los Angeles on a permanent basis. Doors to KITH LA will officially open on Friday, February 16th.
To celebrate the opening of his new shop as well as the All-Star festivities, KITH will releasing the second chapter of its collaboration with Nike Basketball and the LeBron 15 signature shoe. Four total iterations – two of the Performance variety and two of the Lifestyle edition – will be available in highly limited quantity, with the royal themes and detailed cues speaking to LeBron’s alter ego of “King James”. The Performance build features King’s Cloak, a white Primeknit upper with colorful embroidery, and Suit Of Armor, a triple-black version with gun metal zippers; the Lifestyle build offers King’s Crown, a black version of the embroidered model, and City Of Angels, a true Triple White construction with silver zippers.
All four pairs release in-store at KITH Los Angeles on Friday, February 16th (address TBD). An online release will occur at midnight, and an in-store release at all KITH locations will occur on Saturday, February 17th (with the exception of the City Of Angels).
Ronnie Fieg’s KITH and LeBron James are expanding their partnership with a “Triple White” iteration of the KITH x Nike LeBron 15 that’s inspired by the city of Los Angeles.This Nike LeBron 15 sports an all-White Flyknit upper with floral embroidery detailed throughout as well as on the removable straps. A clean White rubber outsole with Gold zippers on the sides and lace tips completes the look.No word on an exact release date, but you can expect this KITH x Nike LeBron 15 City of Angels to release during All-Star Weekend. Ronnie is rumored to open a KITH store in Los Angeles, which explains the inspiration behind this design
The latest from the LeBron Watch Program is this very exclusive Nike LeBron 15 Orange Box that pays homage to the original box Phil Knight designed in 1972. Featuring a bright orange hue across its Battleknit upper, sneaker is detailed with a white Nike Air embroidery branding on the heel, followed by the classic stripe pattern seen on the midsole colored in grey with white hues, mimicking the OG box design.
The Nike LeBron 15 ‘Orange Box’ takes us back to 1972 and is inspired by the original box designed by Phil Knight.Featuring a vibrant and unmistakable design, the Nike LeBron 15 “Orange Box” pays homage to an unsung hero and the carrier of some of the most influential silhouettes in Nike’s storied history.Sadly the Nike LeBron 15 Orange Box has already released via Nike Draw on SNKRS. Retail price is $200. While a wider release is unknown, we will make sure to update you with additional information. Below you can check out more images which will provide you with a closer look.
The Nike LeBron 15 Orange Box pays homage to the original box Phil Knight designed in 1972.Featuring a vibrant and unmistakable design, this Nike LeBron 15 pays homage to an unsung hero and the carrier of some of the most influential silhouettes in Nike’s storied history.
Nike LeBron 15 “Orange Box”
Color: Total Orange/White-Mine Grey
Style Code: AR5125-800
Release Date: March 15, 2018
LeBron James has taken to his Instagram today to officially unveil his next signature shoe with Nike, the Nike LeBron 16. Pictured above, the Nike LeBron 16 comes constructed out of a Flyknit material on the upper with Swoosh branding on the ankles, the LJ crown logo on the tongue, and a debossed lion crest logo on the heel. The sole setup uses visible Zoom Max Air unit and is identical to the one used on the LeBron 15. This pair showcased by Bron comes done in a black upper with subtle University Red detailing. Current reports have the shoe pegged for a September 20th release date.
Nike Basketball and LeBron James are officially set to release his sixteenth signature with the brand, the Nike LeBron 16. Before the shoe debuts, LeBron James was spotted wearing them giving us a first look at the upcoming Black/University Red colorway.The shoe features a Flyknit upper with small Swoosh logos on the heel piece that includes a debossed lion crest logo. The LJ crown logo appears on the tongues atop a visible Zoom Max Air unit that was used on the LeBron 15.
We can expect new jerseys and new kicks for LeBron James’ sixteenth season in the NBA. The 3-time champion signed a max contract deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, and Nike is ready to join him on this potential final leg with a brand new signature shoe called the Nike LeBron 16. As the Swoosh typically does, the LeBron 16 will launch with some special edition colorways, but according to retailer Finish Line, the Nike LeBron 16 will indeed release on September 20th in a simple and standard Black/University Red mix – the same version seen on the feet of LeBron James at a recent workout in LA.
Nike LeBron 16
Color: Black/Black-University Red
Style Code: AO2588-002
Release Date: September 20, 2018