2003 was a banner year for both hoops and hip-hop. A fresh-outta-high-school Cleveland Cavaliers rookie named LeBron James took the world by storm with his prodigious talents and high-flying aerial antics, while legendary Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast put out their double-disc masterpiece “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below,” a diamond-selling album that featured hits like “Hey Ya” and “The Way You Move.” That album inspired and motivated a young King James through the course of his rookie season, and now, sixteen years later, the King is looking back to his early days with a new Nike LeBron 16 Low “Soundtrack.”
Presenting a simple-yet-effective combination of white, black, and tan, the crowning achievement of the “Soundtrack” colorway is its clever accents. The insoles, tongue patch details, and heel’s Dunkman logos are split evenly between red on the left shoe and pink on the right shoe — much like the detailing on Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’s cover(s). The elegant suede heel patch then serves up a graffiti-style crown interspersed with his #23, another nod to the album artwork. A small touch of translucent detailing on the outsole’s forefoot then completes this compelling fusion of music and sport. If you’re a LeBron devotee or OutKast aficionado, you can look for the “Soundtrack” to release on Nike SNKRS March 28th for $160 USD — so grab a detailed look at the shoes and the album that inspired them below while you wait.
Nike LeBron 16 Low “Soundtrack”
Release Date: March 28th, 2019
Style Code: CI2668-001
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