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Brand: Nike

Model: LeBron 16 “Equality”

Key Features: The main highlight is the flipped black and white colorway on each shoe. Whereas one shoe has a primarily white Battleknit 2.0 upper with black accents, the other has a black knit upper with white detailing. The sneaker also features refined Air Max cushioning throughout the tooling and an “LJ” crown logo on the tongues. Instead of LeBron James’ signature lion head motif embossed on the heels is the word “EQUALITY.”

Release Date: January 21, 10 am EST

Price: $185

Buy: Nike

Editor’s Notes: Last year LeBron James made waves when he debuted his “Equality” LeBron 15 PE on-court during Black History Month. The message was a powerful one and the design unexpected.

While the element of surprise has been lost this year, with product shots of the “Equality” LeBron 16 appearing online already, the message (and impact) remains the same.

Debuting today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, the mismatched kicks come in two alternate versions, as the product shots alternate black and white on opposite feet. Today’s release sees the away version drop, with black on the left and white on the right shoe.

Flip through the leaked product images above and stay tuned for further information.

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