The new collaborative sneaker from John Elliott and LeBron James, the Nike LeBron Icon, will be released tomorrow, and if you thought it would be hard to find due to limited quantities, you haven’t seen anything yet.
Consider a rare second edition of the clean design in gray, which will be given to just 50 friends and family of Elliott, James, and the brand. We got a sneak peek on Instagram yesterday.
The pair was shared by famed DJ and notorious sneaker connoisseur DJ Clark Kent, who was lucky to get his hands on one of the 50 special-edition packages. According to the caption he added to his two Instagram photos of the gray rendition, the rare pair came from Elliott himself. The photos include a look at the clear plastic box the kicks come in, plus a detail of the gray color.
Nike unveiled the collaboration between the menswear designer and the basketball superstar on Wednesday. The new design will be released on Saturday in the colorway that’s available to the public: a striking translucent white upper with black stripes integrated into the upper. This clean look sits atop the full-length Air Max sole of one of James’ most celebrated signature models, the Nike LeBron 8.
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Along with the sneaker being released on Saturday, an accompanying apparel collection will also become available. The collection includes a jacket, hoodie, pants and socks, all featuring Elliott’s signature clean and functional style.