Jordan 1 Fearless will officially be releasing his 18th signature shoe, the LeBron 18 in September.LeBron James teased a quick look at his latest signature shoe, the Nike LeBron 18, during his stay in Orlando. The shoe’s design finds James in a specific time and place in his career — late into his 17th season, he needs the cushioning set-up to support his unique blend of power and speed.The LeBron 18 comes with a new cushioning arrangement featuring an Air Max unit in the heel that’s augmented by a full-length Zoom Air bag. The shoe is visually divided into two “halves” with details connoting speed in the forefoot and muscle in the heel.
New Nike Air Max 270 comes with a mix of knit’s from LeBron’s favorite previous models. There’s the raised dimensions from the 15’s Battleknit, the high-tenacity yarns from the 16 and the TPU yarns that composed the 17’s exoskeleton.Also new to the LeBron 18 is a translation of Max Air on the upper, replacing the tongue foam with non-pressurized air pockets. The addition connects to an affinity for Air that’s followed James through his signature shoe history.
Finishing touches includes traction that has been refined. The forefoot is divided into quadrants with thin siping, broadening as you move toward the heel for a stricter grid warp, at which point the traction softens. The transition allows each area of the foot to benefit from the appropriate traction properties; no space is wasted.
Nike Air Max 90 QS comes dressed in “Cheetah” Kobe-flavored Air Yeezy 2 vibes.Kanye bathed his iconic Nike silhouette in Purple, Red, and Glow Green which was clearly an adaptation to the Kobe 8 and caused many people to name the Yeezy 2, “Kobe” other than “Cheetah”.Nike Air Max 90 QS comes constructed in a mix of pony hair, ostrich and croc print, mismatched suede and leather Swoosh logos, and safari printed tongues.While the colorway isn’t one of the best, the direct correlation to the unreleased Yeezy 2 and the story and exclusivity of the pair, these will likely be a huge hit. A White midsole atop a Mint Green translucent outsole completes the design.