Model: LeBron 17 Mr. Swackhammer
Key Features: As the name suggests, the cool colorway is inspired by the villainous Space Jam character, Mr. Swackhammer. The upper is composed of neon green Knitposite that is further enhanced with woven, multicolored detailing around the heel. Swackhammer’s scaly exterior is referenced on the tongue. The cushioned Max Air midsole is done up in blue, and the insole is finished off with Space Jam branding.
Release Date: February 19
Buy: Select retailers including SNKRS
Editor’s Notes: LeBron James debuted the previously unseen LeBron 17 “Mr. Swackhammer” kicks this weekend during the NBA All-Star Game.
The sneakers celebrate LeBron’s upcoming role in the Space Jam sequel, which is due out 2021. This new silhouette takes inspiration from the 1996 film’s villain, Mr. Swackhammer. In the sequel, Swackhammer tries to entrap James in his next scheme.
As Nike‘s product description is too good to rephrase, here it is verbatim. “The talent at All-Star this year is out of this world, but take a trip to Moron Mountain and you’ll really see all this galaxy has to offer. Ever since the Looney Tunes rocketed Mr. Swackhammer back to the mountain, he’s been working tirelessly to capture—or rather, “invite” the biggest names in the game to be part of his basketball squad.”
It continues, “And his sights are set on snatching The King. Inspired by Mr. Swackhammer, the shoe features neon accents brighter than the Moron Mountain welcome sign. Opponents are about to see LBJ coming from a galaxy away.”
The “Mr. Swackhammer” drops tomorrow at 10 AM EST.
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