On Tuesday, WearTesters reported that LeBron James’ newest basketball shoe with Nike, the LeBron 16 ‘Fresh Bred’, had launched early at Shoe Palace. Now, the shoe has released everywhere as scheduled.
Designed by long-time LeBron collaborator Jason Petrie, the LeBron 16 is more of an iterative update to last year’s LeBron 15 rather than a whole new beast. The shoe debuts Battleknit 2.0, with improved tensile strength, and finally adds outriggers the full-length Max Zoom cushioning unit.
The shoe also features a lower cut, something the King himself requested. “The first thing we wanted to do was get a little lower in the cut of the shoe,” said LeBron James in a statement. “I wanted to get a little faster, ride a little bit closer to the court and be a little bit more dynamic.” The new collar height also comes with a new gusseted leather tongue that should allow for seamless entry into the shoe and more versatile wear off-court.
Stay tuned for Nightwing2303’s LeBron 16 Performance Review in the coming weeks.
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