Suiting up for his hometown team for the first time in Cleveland, Ohio, LeBron James’ first-ever home game against Carmelo Anthony’s Denver Nuggets didn’t go nearly as expected, being handed the loss while scoring under double digits. While an 0-2 start to his career would be quickly forgotten, the shoes he wore that night were a victim to anything but, with the white/blue/red pair of the Nike Air Zoom Generation’s being dubbed “First Game”. Two decades later, the iconic silhouette that rode with LeBron throughout his Rookie of the Year is now returning for its 20th anniversary.
Seen below via official imagery, the silhouette harkens a tried-and-true composition to that of its original from the 2003-04 season, pairing its crisp white leather toe cap and midfoot overlay with its latter red jacquard panel. Hits of navy return to liven the blank white Swooshes with an embroidered trim while additionally outfitting the eyelets, heel counter and tongue tab in a luminous metallic finish. Complimented by golden stitching denoting the playing date – 11/05/03 – affixed along the sock liner, the trio of synonymous tones finishes across the Zoom Air cushioned sole unit and inserted carbon fiber shank.
While no official release date information has been made available just yet, in the meantime enjoy imagery of LeBron’s first signature silhouette, the Nike Air Zoom Generation “First Game”.
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Nike Air Zoom Generation
Release Date: Mar 21st, 2023 (Tuesday)
Color: White/White-Midnight Navy-Varsity Crimson
Mens: $180 Style Code: DM7535-101