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The Nike LeBron 18 Gets A Classic Black/Red Look

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NIKE, Inc. has produced some of the most iconic colorways in footwear over the last 56 years. Among the highest ranks of the most recognizable is the “Black/University Red/White” arrangement that has graced the Air Jordan line, as well as beloved silhouettes within the Nike Sportswear category. Before 2020 ends, the tri-color palette is scheduled to take over the newly-launched Nike LeBron 18.

Although LeBron James‘ signature sneaker line has previously indulged in the classic color scheme, its forthcoming proposal ostensibly nods to its own past. At a glance, the pair, with its textile upper and three-tone sole unit, resembles the original Zoom LeBron II. Free of any ankle straps, the newest sneaker from the 2019-20 NBA Finals MVP features silver Airbags on the tongue, with the top one effectively creating the 2004 model’s contrasting detail. Pull tabs at the heel boast the same scarlet hue found on the branding throughout the sneaker (i.e., lion logo, signature), as well as the reworked Max Air unit underfoot. Elsewhere, sockliners are stamped with a handwritten formula into the “mathematics” behind King James, which includes “Force,” “Speed” and “Power.” The multi-directional outsole interrupts the pair’s predominantly dark aesthetic with “White,” but sports the two timeless hues via its diamond-shape accents down the center.

An official Nike.com release date is still unknown, but this LeBron 18 is likely to launch by the holiday season. In the meantime, enjoy official images of the shoes here below.

For other similarly-colored options from NIKE, Inc., check out the Jordan XXXV “Bred” set to arrive soon.

Updated 11/06/20: The release date has been confirmed for December 4th.

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Nike LeBron 18
Release Date: Dec 4th, 2020 (Friday)
Color: Black/White-University Red
Mens: $200 Style Code: CQ9283-001

Images: Nike

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