Serving as an unofficial sequel of sorts to the iconic Nike LeBron 15 ‘Equality’ release from last year will be two alternating styles of the LeBron 16 with the same monicker. Like the heralded variety from last year, the Swoosh has opted to go with both a black and a white sneaker, but upped the ante a bit by way of two different versions, one with the left sneaker dressed in white and the right in black, and its mirror image donning the exact opposite. For LeBron, Equality means that no matter your race, no matter your background, no matter who you are, we all have the power to stand up and speak for something.
Both pairs will come in a White and Black color scheme. One set features White on the right shoe with Black laces, and Black on the left with White laces. The other set is complete opposite. Equality-specific details arrive via bold, branded heel pieces, Libra scales on the throats of each selection, and “EQUALITY” prominently printed on the semi-translucent outsoles as well as the insoles of each variety.
You can grab the Nike LeBron XVI ‘Equality’ Collection on January 21st at Finishline.com. Make sure you check with your local store for more release details.
Nike and LeBron James are continuing the Kings ever-popular signature line with the new Nike LeBron XVI ‘I’m King’. James has been very vocal about how this shoe is his favorite one to date from his line. LBJ and Nike Basketball are now sixteen shoes deep with his line and they only seem to be getting better year after year. Like his sneaker line, King James keeps evolving his game on the court, and using his platform to be more than just a basketball player, he’s changing the world where he can. Now, his newest shoe brings a fresh new look to the court and for the design, King James has once again teamed up with Nike designer, Jason Petrie, his long time friend and creator.
Dressed in a Black and Metallic Gold color scheme. This Nike LeBron 16 features a Black Battleknit upper with a matching heel piece. The shoe is accented with Metallic Gold, while having “I’M KING” debossed on the heel in bold lettering along with a Gold Crown printed on the insoles. Completing the theme is a Purple Dunkman logo on the heel of the outsole for a nice royal detail.
Pick up your pair of the Nike LeBron XVI ‘I’m King’ on December 15th at Finishline.com.
The next LeBron XVI has the colorway telling the story of the King’s unparalleled ability to both play and guard all five positions on the court at any given time. With this in mind, the first entrants of LBJ’s 16th signature sneaker line include elements from the “1 Thru 5” selection and represent one of the five positions. The multi-colored version that you see here comes equipped with a ’20 20′ monicker and pays homage to LeBron’s incredible on-court vision as well as his passing ability when he is bringing the ball up the court as a point guard. Other than its dazzling Flyknit upper, it features a translucent dunkman logo on its outsole, anther play on James’ esteemed vision and ball movement. A speckled grey sole unit, throat, and heel, complete the color scheme while two ferocious lions take shape on its tongue.
The Nike LeBron XVI flexes some more innovative muscle in the new Battleknit 2.0, a super-durable upper that blends elements of knit and wovens to create an incredible forcefield around LeBron’s feet. According to Jason, Nike had to create new machines from scratch just to produce this specific type of knit, which suggests that we’ll see more of this in future Nike LeBron iterations. Gone is the ankle cuff from the previous model, but the effective height of the shoe is the same. The full-length Max unit has been slightly modified to feature an outrigger to further support the slightly lower height of the shoe. With ‘Brons game changing every year, his shoes are designed to keep up and evolve with the superstar.
Pick up your pair of the Nike LeBron XVI ‘20 20’ on October 27th at Finishline.com.