A lot of news has been going on that LeBron James will take his talents to the city of Angels in California. This past week, the King took his Swoosh game to the UCLA gym for a scrimmage run with a few fans and NBA athletes.
During his scrimmage, photos revealed his sneakers which are not his recent LeBron 14 or Soldier Line models. Dressed in all-black, these look to be the newest LeBron 15 signature model. It isn’t often to see an NBA athlete of LeBron James caliber to debut the sneaker in a exhibition setting like this. James does have a home in LA, so heading over to UCLA wasn’t much trouble for the 3-time champion.
The Nike LeBron 15 looks to be a test model. It is hard to tell, but the sneaker has some resemblance to the recent LeBron 14 Low with a full-length Zoom Max cushioning. The outsole is in sections so the Zoom Max react separately from each other allowing a more intricate feel for actual play. Zoom Max was debuted in the LeBron 10 in 2012 which is considered to be the best LeBron in the series. Aside from cushion, the silhouette looks to be new with also a Flyknit looking material.
Never has Nike used Flyknit for LeBron James. Nike has been hesitant due to the fact that LeBron plays fast and rugged. Flyknit materials are more flexible, lightweight, and precise often seen with the Kobe Bryant series and more recently, with Kevin Durant. The construction of the LeBron 15 appears in mid-top form with a Flyknit bootie-style collar and a new lacing system as well. This lacing system is also a new addition to the LeBron series seen from the KD models including the KD 9 and 10.
Nike Basketball looks to be changing up the landscape with their signature athletes in terms of design. This is great news for not only the brand, but the basketball industry as a whole.
The Nike LeBron 15 still has a few more months before the reveal which is expected this Winter. Will have more details soon so keep it locked here on Kicksologists.