With 15 sneaker models to date, LeBron James’ NBA on-court signature series legacy has outlasted every Nike athlete that came before him — even the legendary Michael Jordan was on hiatus while his Air Jordan 9 and Air Jordan 15 shoes were on shelves.
Dimitrov told Footwear News he was inspired by the contrast and evolution of James’ sneakers and the current trend of futuristic styles.
“I wanted to make something futuristic, while keeping the old-school designs of his shoes present,” Dimitrov said. “I took the original colorways of almost every model, and the colors actually looked very good together, so it was mainly a challenge of what sole looks best surrounded with the other ones.”
Something I’ve had on my mind for a while and was able to finally put together. All 15 LeBrons mashed in one. Sole – Air Zoom Generation, LeBron 2, LeBron 5 Mid – LeBron 15, LeBron 11, LeBron 10 Heel – LeBron 4, LeBron 3, LeBron 15 Toe – LeBron 7 Base – LeBron 13, Lebron 12, LeBron 14, LeBron 9, LeBron 6 Tongue – LeBron 9 Lace – LeBron 8 #striveforgreatness🚀
According to Dimitrov, he had been tinkering with the idea for a while and came up with several concepts before deciding on the patchworklike design seen here.
Highlights of the render include the Hyperposite overlays of the “King’s Pride” LeBron 11, tongue and woven details from the “Cannon” LeBron 9, the toe of the LeBron 7 and the outsole of the Air Zoom Generation.
Although this isn’t a sneaker you can purchase at retail, James fans can pick up the baller’s LeBron 15 model now for $185 from nike.com.
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