LeBron James has stood by the Swoosh’s side for almost two decades, and is always one of the popular names when it comes to signature basketball shoes in the NBA each year. James has had quite the extensive line-up of signature footwear, with multiple innovations featured in his shoes, such as Foamposite, Knitposite, Zoom Air, Air Max, React, and many more. Furthermore, at the Lakers’ NBA restart practice today, July 22nd, 2020, LeBron James has debuted his upcoming eighteenth signature shoe—the Nike LeBron 18.
The first look of the LeBron 18 sports an entirely new silhouette in comparison to its predecessor models, and more recent performance counterparts. The signature high-cut collar design continues as the common trend with the 18, but the midsole tooling sparks a new improvement with James’ signature line. Court feel has almost always been lacking in LeBron James signature footwear, and the 18 appears utilize an increasingly slimmed down midsole tooling in comparison to previous models. The setup looks to feature heel Air Max, as well as a full length, undisclosed foam midsole compound. The build appears to feature a one-piece bootie construction, paired with a likely textile upper material, nylon cabled lacing system, and very small Nike swoosh branding at the heel and forefoot.
Let us know what you think of the Nike LeBron 18 in the comments below. Stay tuned for further updates as LeBron James very well could debut his eighteenth signature shoe during the upcoming NBA Playoffs.
UPDATE (07/29/2020): Click here to check out everything you need to know about the Nike LeBron 18.