Before heading to LA, the basketball team was based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The team colors taken from the archival jerseys have been translated onto the LeBron 16, seeing a mixture of “Wolf Grey/White/University Blue” with hints of gold throughout.
A speckled tri-pod bubble sole unit highlights the vintage team colors, as does the embroidered medial-side Swoosh and dual-tone debossed Swoosh on the lateral, highlighted in blue and gold suede. The suede continues onto the 16’s crown-wearing-lion stamp on the heel, and swathes the “LJ16” branded tongue as well.
The sneaker sees a “2” and “3” patch on its respective foot, and are finished with white laces and a tricolor outsole. The Nike LeBron 16 MPLS is set to release on April 19 at nike.com for $185 USD.
In case you missed it, the Bo Jackson-inspired LeBron 16 Low “Medicine Ball” is releasing this weekend.