The first general release colorway of the Nike LeBron 16 has a strange nickname, ‘Fresh Bred’. Clever or corny?
Despite having a weird name attached to it, the Nike LeBron 16 in black/red feels like a beast in-hand.
While I was very excited, then slightly disappointed, with the LeBron 15, my excitement for the LeBron 16 has only grown. It feels like Nike has addressed every issue I had with the LBJ15 — the outsole is now comprised of a better overall pattern, outriggers are used along each Zoom pod, the upper does away with unnecessary materials, and the Battleknit 2.0 feels like an actual knit without rigid glue. The shoe also fits much better than the LBJ15 which will help with overall support and stability.
Of course, all of my excitement could fly out the window once I start testing the shoe, but for the time being I’m really pumped to lace this shoe up.
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