As we recently announced, the immortal All-NBA Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James’ 20th signature shoe is set to be released by Nike this fall. A new press release from the iconic Beaverton, Oregon-based sportswear brand has shed light on LBJ’s latest kicks.
The new shoe will officially be called “LeBron XX” and its first “colorway” design is expected to hit stores next Thursday, September 29.
The shoe’s “Time Machine colorway” pattern will be the first installment of the LeBron XX to hit retailers. This model is set to double as both a throwback to the illustrious 18-time All-Star sneaker past, as well as a look to the future as the Nike team decides to use the shoes “to celebrate 20 next few years for LeBron.” said Jason Petrie, Nike’s senior shoe designer for men’s basketball, according to ESPN’s Nick DePaula. The sneakers mark the first time in the history of LBJ’s signature shoe line that the chosen one will rock low tops to launch a shoe line.
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The LeBron XX is expected to be the lightest shoe in James’ signature sneaker line, with impact protection maximized thanks in part to its forefoot Zoom Turbo Air unit and a 13mm Zoom Air unit. at the heel.
Nike will release other color schemes during the holiday season this year. Apparently, there will be an all-pink version of the shoe (as seen in some Drew League contests earlier this offseason), a “Violet Frost” that incorporates traditional Lakers colors, and a mesh sneaker. black and gold apparently intended to pay homage to James’ first championship 10 years ago.
“The sewn-in label inside the tongue reads: ‘Designed and engineered to exact next-gen specifications.’ Petrie is quoted in the press release. “We took this line seriously when we designed the shoe. We had players in mind like the sons of LeBron, Bronny and Bryce. We wanted to get inside their heads and find out what young players were looking for.
If 17-year-old Bronny and 15-year-old Bryce end up turning pro (Bronny, a high schooler, should be a potential late first-round or second-round draft pick), maybe they’ll keep the sneaker lineage alive. alive in the coming decades.