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Nike Taps Mimi Plange For A Varsity-Themed LeBron 18 Low “Higher Learning”

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After working in the fashion industry for over a decade, Mimi Plange launched her eponymous label in 2010, presenting pieces informed by both traditional sportswear and the designer’s own Ghanaian roots. And today, just another decade thereafter, Plange is soon to offer her very own LeBron 18 Low collaboration.

Dubbed “Higher Learning,” the colorway is one part of a larger celebration for the varsity jacket, an American staple currently undergoing a rapid resurgence. What’s more, it speaks to its creator’s own passions for the style, which come through in every facet of the upper’s design. Even in the scheme, the pair visualizes the collegiate spirit, combining shades of yellow and red in likely nod to iconic Ivy League institutions. Elsewhere, both atop the heel and medial, a number of patches take the stage, their tackle twill either simple in bold letters or more aggressive with tiger motifs.

Enjoy a closer look at the partnership below. A release is currently due to hit Nike KR on May 23rd. It’s possible that select retailers and Nike SNKRS US will follow shortly after.

In other news, expect a Dunk High First Use to drop this season.

Updated May 23rd, 2021: A release date is set for June 2nd, 2021.

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Mimi Plange x Nike LeBron 18 Low
Release Date: Jun 2nd, 2021 (Wednesday)
Color: N/A
Mens: $170 Style Code: CV7562-102

North AmericaJun 2nd, 2021 (Wednesday)

AsiaMay 23rd, 2021 (Sunday)