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Nike LeBron Soldier 12 “Agimat”

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
Price: $130

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Nike LeBron Soldier 11 “BHM”

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.