After LeBron gave the world a first-hand preview of the LeBron 16, Nike has announced the official release date of the elegant new signature shoe. Designed by Brandice Daniels, Kimberly Goldson, Felisha Noel, and Undra Celeste Duncan of Harlem’s Fashion Row, this colorway is inspired by the strong women in LeBron’s life and his conviction that “African American women are some of the strongest people on earth”. He’s been through the process before, so for his 16th shoe, he ensured that an under-represented group was given a platform and opportunity to express their talents.
The HFR x Nike LeBron 16 comes adorned with a luxurious tan Battleknit 2.0 upper, gold highlights, and interchangeable leather straps that double as bracelets. Additionally, the heel features a molded lion’s head design that extends outward, with the mouth of the lion securing the laces that wrap around the shoe. This limited edition release will be available on September 7th on the Nike SNKRS App and nike.com in the U.S. only, so see the official imagery below and stay tuned for the start of the newest chapter of the Nike LeBron signature shoe legacy.
Nike LeBron 16 “Harlem Fashion Row”
Release Date: September 7th, 2018
LeBron James’ newest signature sneaker with the Nike LeBron 14, will be offered in one of its inaugural colorways next week.Dubbed “Black Ice,” the performance basketball silhouette is essentially covered in a traditional color palette of black and white. Compared to its predecessor, the model sports a new dual-zone composite upper with engineered laser perforations. A branded midfoot strap further reinforces the profile, while a speckled midsole and Zoom Air unit icy translucent outsole rounds out the sleek design altogether.
We’re less than a week away from LeBron’s latest signature model arriving at retailers, and a whole lot has changed when compared to the past few Jason Petrie x LeBron James Nike Basketball models. First things first: the LeBron 14 will debut in the “Chase Down” colorway on January 28th, 2017 for $175 USD. Rumor has it that grade school sizes will also be available, but we’re still waiting on information regarding the price point for youth sizes. You can check out a full store list for where to buy the Nike LeBron 14 Chase Down below, and we’ll continue to update it as we get word from more stores regarding availability throughout the week.
The Nike LeBron 14 is in direct contrast with the past few LeBron signature models. The dependency on Hyperposite is no more, as the seamless slip-on upper utilizes a dual-zone composite mesh material with auxetic overlays for added support while maintaining a lightweight ride. The Hexagonal Zoom Air units return for the third straight year with a slightly overhauled look for maximum volume Zoom Air. This also marks the first signature LeBron to feature a strap since the LeBron 5, but obviously, his Nike Soldier series has had a field day with different strapped constructions over the past decade.
Be sure to check out more official detailed images of this weekend’s Nike LeBron 14 “Chase Down” release and stay tuned for more retail updates regarding where to buy the LeBron 14 Chase Down below. In the meantime, head over to our Release Dates page for an updated look at the latest and greatest offerings from Nike Basketball.
The Nike LeBron 14 Black Ice will be one of many colorways of the Nike LeBron 14 that’ll be releasing in 2017.Dressed in a Black, White and Ice color scheme. This Nike LeBron 14 features a dual-zone composite upper with engineered laser perforation. Nike Swoosh branding covers the Dynamic midfoot strap, and sides outlined in White. A speckled midsole and Zoom Air unit icy translucent outsole finishes off the design.
To follow up on last year’s LeBron 14 “Agimat” offering for the Philippines, the King and the Swoosh have teamed up once again for a special LeBron Soldier 12 under the same monicker. In the Philippines, the word agimat translates to amulet and charm, while also representing a Filipino system of magic that acts a higher power for the people of the island.
Inspired by LeBron’s superhuman and almost magic-like abilities on the court and the undying love that the Philippines has for the game of basketball, this new Soldier 12 ushers in the same tonal color scheme as last year’s 14. Standout details include the words “Mula Mandirigma Sa Mandirigma”, which translates to “From One Warrior to Another”, as well as “MNL” and “330” to represent Manila and Akron respectively. A special graphic on the insole is inspired by Filipino volcanoes as well as the steep mountainous terrain of the country.
The Nike LeBron Soldier 12 Agimat is a follow up to last year’s LeBron 14 Agimat for the Philippines, and the sneaker is inspired by LeBron James’ superhuman abilities on the court, as the word “Agimat” means amulet and charm. Covered in a tonal blue hue across its Battleknit and suede upper, the sneaker is detailed with the words “Mula Mandirigma Sa Mandirigma,” meaning “From One Warrior to Another,” as well as “MNL” and the number “330” for Manila and James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio.
As a follow up to last year’s Nike LeBron 14 “Agimat” release for the Philippines, Nike Basketball and LeBron will once again be showing love with a special-editon Nike LeBron Soldier 12 release.The word “Agimat” translates to amulet and charm, while being inspired by LeBron’s superhuman abilities on the court. Some of the special details includes the words “Mula Mandirigma Sa Mandirigma”, which translates to “From One Warrior to Another,” along with both “MNL” and the number “330” for Manila and James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio, respectively. A special pattern on the inner lining represents the volcanoes and terrain of the country.
Nike LeBron Soldier 12 “Agimat”
Style Code: AO4054-500
Release Date: June 15, 2018
In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, players around the NBA are wearing special Black History Month inspired colorways of Nike’s kicks. Along with the previously revealed signatures including the Nike LeBron 15, which was released earlier today. Usually there’s also the Nike Solider counterpart in the form of another Player Exclusive version.
Among the players wearing the Soldier XI BHM were Atlanta Hawks’ Dewayne Dedmon, Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe and Cleveland Cavaliers’ Jae Crowder. Like the other BHM kicks, this pair sports a black, green, and red colorway inspired by the Pan-African flag.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day, Nike and NBA players around the league are honoring the holiday’s namesake with a slew of Player Edition sneakers that further the Swoosh’s Black History Month aesthetic. Equipped with the colors of the Pan-African flag, players the likes of Jahlil Okafor and Eric Bledsoe have been seen in the Nike Zoom Live 2 and the LeBron Solider 11 respectively for BHM. Similar to the pairs that released at retail, the Soldier 11 sports a significant date in African American history – Barack Obama’s election date. Nike’s Kobe AD – worn by Kyle Kuzma – was featured today as well, with a dipped in gold Swoosh that matches the rest of the drops.
Many of 2018 BHM colorways have a special date added onto the shoe. The Soldiers have “11-4-2008” printed on the side, which is a reference to the date that Barack Obama was elected as the first black President of the United States.
Just like the Nike Kyrie 3 we previewed earlier today, it looks like a LeBron James sneaker is releasing in a Finals colorway—despite the Cavs not winning the title this year. Cleveland and LeBron fans can think of it as a consolation prize if they want, but either way, the Nike LeBron Soldier 11 is dropping soon in a “Finals” colorway of black suede and mesh with metallic gold accents and a gold-flecked clear outsole. Did Nike produce these in case the Cavs and LeBron won the 2017 Championship and just decide to release them anyway? We’re not sure what the case is, but they look great either way.
Following a look at the Nike Kyrie 3 in White/Gold, we now share the Nike LeBron Soldier 11 in Black/Gold. Although the Cavs lost during the 2017 NBA Finals, Nike Basketball appears to be releasing a pair of Finals-inspired colorways of both Kyrie’s and LeBron’s signature shoe.
This Nike LeBron Soldier 11 comes dressed in a Black and Metallic Gold color scheme. Featuring a full Black-based upper constructed in a mix of suede and mesh. Giving the shoe its Finals motif are the Metallic Gold accents on the Swoosh logos and specks displayed on the icy outsoles.
Nike LeBron Soldier 11 “Finals”
Color: Black/Metallic Gold
Style Code: 897647-002
Release Date: September 2017
The Nike LeBron Soldier 12 SVSM Home edition is a new iteration of the silhouette that pays tribute to LeBron James’ high school, St. Vincent-St. Mary. Sporting the school’s signature home colors, the model is covered in a white upper contrasted with green accents seen on the branding, sock liner, speckled midsole and outsole. Another key detail is application of LeBron James’ signature Dunkman logo on the heels, along with SVSM logos in the insole and Irish branding on the tongue tab.
This iteration of the LeBron Soldier 12 sports a clean White upper paired with Green contrasting accents appearing on the branding, sock liner, speckled midsole and outsole. LeBron James’ signature Dunkman logo hits the heels, while SVSM logos in the insole and Irish branding on the tongue tab completes the design.
Just yesterday, we brought you an official look and updated release information regarding the Nike LeBron Soldier 12 “Dark 23”, and today we get a first look at an “SVSM” offering. Serving as a nod to the King’s St. Vincent-St. Mary high school, it comes in an Irish-appropriate home colorway. Its primarily white upper is complimented by green and gold accents on its branding, speckled midsole, and outsole. LeBron’s signature Dunk Man logo appears in a unique way, as it is subtly featured on the velcro area that helps the wearer control his or her lockdown fit. Finally, an Irish logo on the insole finishes off this honorary look to put the SVSM tribute over the top. Pairs are expected to arrive at Nike Basketball retailers on May 5th with and MSRP of $130 USD.
Nike LeBron Soldier 12 “SVSM”
Style Code: AO2609-100
Release Date: May 5, 2018