Model: Nike LeBron 18
Key Features: Designed to work in tandem with LeBron’s fast-paced, strength-based game, the Nike LeBron 18 features Max Air impact cushioning under the heel and a TPU heel counter to stabilize the foot, as well as a full-length Zoom Air Unit to provide energy return. A KnitPosite 2.0 upper offers lightweight breathability and a secure fit, allowing laces to feed through the knit to anchor the foot down with no extra weight.
Release Date: Available now
Editor’s Notes: On the heels of LeBron leading the LA Lakers to a 16th NBA trophy, and earning himself the Finals MVP award in doing so, Nike's LeBron 18 is as much a performance sneaker as a celebration of the man himself.
Engineered to facilitate a style like LeBron's, the LeBron 18 combines various cushioning techniques underfoot to maximize energy return on acceleration. High-quality support across the shoe also looks to reduce the stress put on a player's body during bursts of energy.
Visually, the model builds off a black-and-white base palette. A multicolored outsole mirrors graffiti-style embellishment to the tongue and heel for a bold finish.
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