The main point of interest on Taurasi’s LeBron 18 is its heel detailing. The shoe’s translucent clip that provides lockdown and stability is completely covered in red text hits that nod to the Phoenix Mercury guard’s achievements, ranging from championships to individual accolades. This text even drops down onto the rear of the midsole — where it sits above a vibrant red Air Max unit — and is done up in black on the white collar and tonal black on the tongue.
Another signature detail appears on one the tongue’s baubles, namely a cheeky goat logo that replaces a standard LeBron graphic hit. The rest of the upper is constructed of durable black Battleknit, with a red Swoosh on the toe cap and contrast provided by cream laces and midsoles. This isn’t the first time Nike Basketball has saluted a WNBA star on an NBA player’s signature model either: 2019 saw Kyrie Irving‘s Kyrie 4 drop in a special “Keep Sue Fresh” makeup inspired by Sue Bird.
Diana Taurasi’s Nike LeBron 18 “La Cabra” is set to release on Nike SNKRS come July 2. Its MSRP is set at $200 USD.