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
Believed to be a collaboration wit Kith, this LeBron 15 features a white Flyknit/Battleknit upper with an embroidered floral print in gold, green, and red wrapping around the entire shoe. Additional details include a gold zipper running from the toe up to the tongue which reads “LONG LIVE THE KING” when zipped-down.
This Nike LeBron 15 features a White-based upper covered in Floral embroidery atop a matching White rubber sole. The shoe also included Gold zippers down the middle of the tongue that comes constructed in the BattleKnit and BattleMax technology.
While LeBron James will be walking the runway tonight for the KITH x Nike Collection, you can expect these or possible another iteration of the LeBron 15 to be spotted tonight.Take a look at the preview photos of this design below and stay tuned to Sneaker Bar for more updates as they develop.
Discussions regarding LeBron James’ fifteenth signature shoe with Nike grow louder and louder as we near the shoe’s late-October release. The shouts waver in both directions, in favor of and opposed to. The latter, of course, is already turning towards the former, given closer looks at the most intriguing style yet – the Nike LeBron 15 “Floral.”
First seen on James himself during a modeling sesh in the Kith Sport New York Fashion Week presentation, this iteration features zipped construction that essentially splits the shoe in two. Basking in gold, both the zippers and the track in which they set course, juxtaposition comes at the hands of embroidered floral print layered on each side of the aforementioned midsection break. When unzipped the centermost point of the shoe reads “Long Live The King,” an ode to James’ long tenured and royal moniker.
Nike LeBron 15 Ashes is set to kick off LeBron James’ 15th signature shoe scheduled to release at the end of October. Dubbed, “Ashes” this Nike LeBron 15 comes with flame logos on the inner tongues.Designed by Jason Petrie, the Nike LeBron 15 comes constructed with a Flyknit upper that provides strategic stretch, a locked-in fit and durability. Underfoot is a fully articulated cushioning system that combines Max Air and Zoom Air units, while a full-bootie construction offers a secure, one-to-one fit.
Nike LeBron 15 known as Ashes is highlighted in a Black and White color combination. Using a mixture of the two shades across the uppers, we have Flyknit. In addition we have a Max Air and Zoom Air units and a full bootie construction. Black lands on the liner, laces, and the three heel loops while White covers the midsole with a speckled overlay. Finishing the look is a flame logo on the inside of the tongue.
LeBron James is already calling the Nike LeBron 15 his favorite signature shoe ever, and the season hasn’t even begun yet. If that’s not enough to get you interested in the most advanced LeBron model ever with a new evolution of Flyknit and a new hybrid of Zoom Air and Air Max cushioning, we’re not sure what will. For those that are indeed hyped, feast your eyes on an official and detailed look at the debut “Ashes” colorway, featuring a heathered black and white upper, speckled white midsole, and black leather details.
Nike LeBron 15 “Ashes”
Style Code: 897648-002
Release Date: October 27, 2017