This Is What The Nike LeBron 10 Could Have Been

This is what the Nike LeBron 10 could have been.



While the Nike LeBron 10 has been dubbed one of the best performers in the King’s historic signature line with the Swoosh, we have a look at what the shoes could have been.

The Nike LeBron 10 originally made its initial retail debut in mid 2012, which arrived with a full-length Zoom Max bag (Zoom Air and Air Max combined), along with a hyperfuse upper.

Shown below is an earlier sample version of the sneaker, created by a Z-Corp 3D printer on the Nike Beaverton Campus. The shoe looks quite different from the final retail versions. The midsole is entirely different as it looks to be a dual density foam set-up. Meanwhile, the outsole and traction remains the same as the retail pairs, but the upper is where the significant changes are to the silhouette. A full-high cut build can be seen with exposed flywire lacing via a hyperfuse upper. You can see the Nike swoosh is even taped on as this was apparently an early sample in the design process Nike was working on for LeBron James’ tenth signature shoe.

Let us know what you think of the NIke LeBron 10 Z-Corp 3D printed version below. Tell us whether you prefer the samples or retail pairs better and be sure to keep it locked here to the site for updates on the upcoming Nike LeBron 17.




h/t: Z-Corp.




Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Sneaker Brief. Reporting, analyzing, and sharing my thoughts on sneakers professionally for over two years. My favorite shoe is the ANTA GH1 and my favorite player is LeBron James.

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