Nike Calls Out LeBron James' Accolades With This Lakers-Inspired Air Max 95

The LA-inspired colorway mismatches the team’s colors between each foot and lists out The King’s achievements on the outsoles.

By
Footwear
8,873 Hypes 0 Comments

LeBron James will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest NBA players, if not athletes, in the history of sports. And this year, Nike is taking an opportunity to commemorate “The King” and all of his greatest achievements on the basketball hardwood with this Lakers-themed Air Max 95 colorway.

Base layers are heavily dependent on that of the LA Lakers franchise colors for stylization, and use them in mismatching fashion. On the right foot, the nubuck uppers are splashed with “Court Purple” side panels, and come seated next to lighter shades of purple atop the throat and yellow accents on the lace loops and down the heels. The left foot is the exact opposite in the sense that the “Amarillo” hue does most of the talking, while purple trims play a supportive role. Instead of Nike logos on the tongues and footbeds, the Swoosh team calls upon the four-time champion’s crown logo. Additionally, the leather overlays down the throat split between debossed furnishings of “2” on the right and “3’ on the left to nod to his jersey number.

Moving downward, the midsoles are given a stealthy aesthetic and inject purple-colored Air units on the left side and yellow on the right. Listed out on the treading are the kid from Akron’s NBA accolades such as his championships, scoring titles, Olympic gold medals and more.

Check out a detailed look here above, and note that these will likely be dropping as a LeBron Watch release on March 30, 2021 for $180 USD via Nike.

For other sneaker news. Nike recently revealed its newest D/MS/X DNA silhouette.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Nike LeBron 8 Retro Gets a Lakers-Inspired Makeover
Footwear

Nike LeBron 8 Retro Gets a Lakers-Inspired Makeover

A fitting tribute to the 2019-2020 NBA Champions.

Nike's Air Max 95 Releases With Simple "Medium Grey/Cool Grey" Motif
Footwear

Nike's Air Max 95 Releases With Simple "Medium Grey/Cool Grey" Motif

A versatile take of the Swoosh’s human body-inspired silhouette.

Nike's Blacked-Out Air Max 95 NDSTRKT Isn't Messing Around
Footwear

Nike's Blacked-Out Air Max 95 NDSTRKT Isn't Messing Around

The technical and tooled-up sneaker is bolstered with rugged overlays, beefy toe caps and more.


The Nike LeBron 18 "Home" Helps LeBron James Celebrate Place With Lakers
Footwear

The Nike LeBron 18 "Home" Helps LeBron James Celebrate Place With Lakers

Utilizing the Los Angeles basketball team’s signature home colors.

Kanto Starter Is Offering a 'Pokémon' Base Set First Edition Charizard (Rug)
Design

Kanto Starter Is Offering a 'Pokémon' Base Set First Edition Charizard (Rug)

It won’t cost you over $450,000 USD.

Prada Continues to See Operating Profits Grow Following Successful Q3 and Q4 2020
Fashion 

Prada Continues to See Operating Profits Grow Following Successful Q3 and Q4 2020

Q1 2021 is looking strong for the Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada-helmed label.

PacSun Is Calling On Designers of Any Skill Level to Create Its Next T-Shirt
Fashion 

PacSun Is Calling On Designers of Any Skill Level to Create Its Next T-Shirt

Presented by PacSun
The winner of the retailer’s new competition will receive a one-on-one mentoring session with Mike Cherman of Chinatown Market in addition to having their design produced.


Roger Federer Reveals THE ROGER PRO, His First Signature Tennis Shoe with On
Footwear

Roger Federer Reveals THE ROGER PRO, His First Signature Tennis Shoe with On

Debuted during his return to competitive tennis at the Qatar Open.

Felipe Pantone Reimagines Zenith’s Most Advanced DEFY 21 Model
Watches

Felipe Pantone Reimagines Zenith’s Most Advanced DEFY 21 Model

Presented by Zenith
Transforming timepieces into wearable kinetic art.

Paris Saint-Germain and Jordan Brand Reunite for New Air Jordan 7 Collaboration
Footwear

Paris Saint-Germain and Jordan Brand Reunite for New Air Jordan 7 Collaboration

The Tinker Hatfield-designed silhouette gets hit with Parisian flair.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.