With LeBron James set to star in the next Space Jam sequel, Nike is taking this opportunity to preview their next signature basketball shoe.
Appearing at the feet of King James throughout the film is the Nike LeBron 19, which is again developed by longtime Nike LeBron designer Jason Petrie. The shoe features a mid-top construction combined with what appears to be Flywire appearing on the underlay panels. The tooling features a platform that incorporates a newly modeled Zoom Air forefoot unit along with a dual-chambered Air Max unit in the heel.
Only two colorways of the LeBron 19 have been revealed by the brand so far, including an orange-based pair inspired by James’ Tune Squad uniform, as well as a white and blue make-up pictured below.
“When designing the LeBron 19, we were definitely guided by what was happening in the movie,” says Petrie. “We wanted to give LeBron a whole new feel that was synonymous with an otherworldly, space-age look.”
As of now, the LeBron 19 release information has yet to be announced by the brand, but stay tuned to Sole Collector for updates.
UPDATE (23/09): Official Nike product images have surfaced of the blue-based LeBron 19 “Space Jam.” As of now, the release date for James’ next signature shoe has yet to be announced by the brand, but check back soon for updates.