LeBron James' Nike Lebron 18 Low Appears in Familiar Black and Red

A colorway that dates back to the earliest days of the King’s signature Nike Basketball line.

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Black and red colorways have been a part of LeBron James‘ signature Nike line since 2003’s Air Zoom Generation, accompanied him through his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers, and are now coming to his LeBron 18 Low. Following up the low-cut LeBron 18‘s debut “Fireberry” makeup, this mixture of black and red brings some familiarity to a new silhouette while also providing a no-frills look for spring and summer hoops.

Synthetic uppers are dressed almost entirely in black, with dashes of red relegated to the tongue’s signature, the throat’s lace keepers and part of the heel’s crown logo. White trim appears on the lateral quarter’s cut off Swoosh, and a debossed Swoosh on the medial side of the heel provides further branding. Glossy black taped seams supply a tonal contrast with the flat black shade used on the rest of the upper, and if you peer into the collar you’ll see a yellow Dunkman-style badge on the red insoles.

Midsoles feature a red heel Air unit similar to the standard LeBron 18, but place it under a elongated plastic heel clip. The forefoot diverges from its counterpart as well, swapping out Zoom Air cushioning for a soft React foam. Outsoles combine a clear heel with a black forefoot to round off the look.

The Nike LeBron 18 Low in black and red is currently available at select international Nike Basketball stockists, and is scheduled to arrive on the US Nike webstore and at Foot Locker come March 11. The MSRP is set at $160 USD.

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