LeBron James Reveals His Favorite Shoes Of All-Time
LeBron James is one of the most iconic and influential professional athletes of all-time, matching his on-court success with his off-court eclectic portfolio of business and philanthropic ventures. As he enters his fifteenth NBA season, there are challenges that await him as he looks to reach his eighth straight NBA Finals and win his fourth overall championship, but helping him in his quest is his brand new signature shoe – the LeBron 15.
The Nike LeBron 15, which features Flyknit and Max/Zoom combo Air, has been positively received thus far. We already know of the “Ashes” and “Ghost” colorway, while an off-the-court version with embroidered detailing flexes the shoe’s lifestyle capability. That’s been the identity for most of the Nike LeBron signature series as they’ve been high performers on the court and hot items off it.
During his tour in Asia, LeBron James sat down with Hypebeast to discuss basketball, music, fashion, and more. In this interview, he listed his favorite Nike LeBrons to play basketball in, and his favorite Nike shoes to wear casually. Is his list surprising?
LeBron James’ top five sneakers to play in
Above: Nike Air Zoom Generation – Originally released in 2003, the Air Zoom Generation is LeBron James’ first signature shoe with Nike. It re-released in 2017 in several colorways.
Above: Nike Air Max LeBron VII – Originally released in 2009, the Air Max LeBron VII was the first LeBron signature shoe designed by Jason Petrie, who designs LeBron’s shoes to this day.
Above: Nike LeBron Soldier 1 – Originally released in 2007, the LeBron Soldier 1 is the first “Soldier” model. LeBron wore these in his first-ever NBA Finals.
Above: Nike LeBron 8 – The LeBron 8 was the first shoe to release after “The Decision” to leave Cleveland for Miami. Seen here is the infamous “South Beach” edition.
Above: Nike LeBron 15 – The LeBron 15 is set to release on October 28th for $185.
LeBron James’ top five sneakers to wear off the court (actually six)
Nike Air Zoom Generation
Nike Air Max 95
Air Jordan 1
Nike Air Diamond Turf “49ers”
Nike Air Force 1
Air Jordan 3