LeBron James’ partnership with the Swoosh label is probably one of the most popular in the sneaker world, and the return of the classic Nike LeBron 2 “USA” colorway will further add to its solid reputation. The popular re-released LeBron 2 shoes will come in navy and white overlays with red accents throughout.
The vintage “USA” version of the Nike LeBron 2 silhouette is set to be released on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 7:30 PM EST. Fans will be able to purchase them from Nike’s SNKRS app as well as a few other select outlets for $210 a pair.
Nike LeBron 2 “USA” colorway returns with navy and white leather overlays
The return of the Nike LeBron 2 is part of Nike Basketball’s tradition of bringing classic LeBron-branded shoes to the mainstream market. For those unaware, LeBron James first wore this original colorway, dubbed the “USA” edition, while playing for the USA men’s basketball team in 2004.
Nike LeBron 2 was first released on November 6, 2004, in a Black/Crimson color combination.
The original AZG Zoom Air was resurrected in LeBron’s second signing, which was also the first to include the player’s name in the title, with improved padding, styling and strapping. Since its initial release, this silhouette has undergone numerous color changes, as well as numerous modifications, such as the new navy and white colorway.
The description of the classic Nike LeBron 2 “USA” edition on the brand’s website reads:
“Showcase your game in this 1:1 throwback and celebrate the King’s 1st run with red, white and blue. All-American colors honor the special moment in history – a young LeBron showing off his raw talent – while the graphics on the collar and tongue retain the regal details you expect. Laser etched graphics, ballistic fabric on the sides and crisp leather complete the look that shone on the world stage.
The White/Midnight Navy-Varsity Crimson color scheme covers the entire Nike LeBron 2 shoe. The upper is made of Navy ballistic mesh with White leather overlays. A laser etched graffiti artwork sits around the ankle collar of the shoe below the massive ankle strap.
A large navy jeweled Swoosh is embroidered in red on the white Velcro closure strap, which fastens into the leather heel panel with a metal eye stitched directly into the top. These pairs are finished with navy lace loops.
The “LBJ23” emblem on the lateral heel counter is all Navy except for a hint of Crimson Red on the crown logo. The navy blue Zoom Air unit is encased in Pebax, and white outsole sections tie it all together covering the midfoot and toe. Large red Nike Swooshes appear at the bottom of these blue and white outsoles.
Don’t miss the Nike LeBron 2 “USA” sneakers when they go on sale Tuesday, October 25, 2022. Nike, the SNKRS app, and a few select online and physical retailers around the world will sell them for $210 in men’s sizes.