The Nike LeBron Soldier 12 ‘Camo’ Is Now Available at Eastbay, More Colorways to Arrive in May

After speculation, confusion, and even a postponed release, the Nike LeBron Soldier 12 SFG is finally here.

The Nike LeBron Soldier 12 ‘Camo’, or ‘Special Force’ as dubbed by some leakers, is finally available today.

Featuring the circular knit upper, criss-cross straps, and forefoot and heel Zoom units we have come to expect from tons of leaks, this build comes in a Black and Hazel Rush colorway featuring a gum bottom and camouflage over the toe cap.

Head on over to where you can order this now for $130 in Men’s sizing, $120 in Kid’s sizing.

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For those not sold on a camouflage sneaker — or are looking for more of a nostalgic colorway — a few more days wait will reward you with the release of a white, Midnight Navy, and Mineral Gold Soldier 12. This colorway is a callback to The King’s first finals appearance where he rocked the first of the Lebron Soldier series in a similar scheme (we also can’t forget that epic Game 5 Eastern Conference Finals performance in the Soldier 1). This pair is expected to release at on May 5 for $130.

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Last up, is a go-to colorway for Nike sneakers, albeit features a lot of contrast with the white midsole blocking. The black, white, and University Red build features a very nice looking black leather toecap that is sure to draw even more Harden Vol. 1 comparisons. This currently is listed to release in men’s sizing as of now, a few weeks after the above colorway on May 19 for $130 at

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What are your thoughts on the Nike Lebron Soldier 12 and which of these colorways catches your eye the most? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Images via US11


  1. Its also available on NikeID for $150. Amazingly it has WAY more options than the PG2 and Kyrie 4. No idea what Nike is thinking although I’m happy Nike is actually giving this model some love. Wish they would do the same for the other models.

    1. Did you notice it looks like Nike hiked the KD 10 ID price and took away options also? Weird. Also, as much as I’d like to see more options for the PG and Kyrie, I don’t find it likely. If they offered more on the PG2 ID for $130, I know I would have no interest whatsoever in the general releases.

    2. Strange, I ordered some Nike ID PG2s today and the Soldiers weren’t listed on their ID site. I can only get to them them by clicking a direct link from another shoe site. Then if I go to the configuring page for the Soldiers, they don’t have nearly as many options as the PG2. Maybe it’s a strange glitch because I’m on mobile. Either way, now I wish I had ordered some Soldiers instead.

  2. I find it promising that the first three colorways to release all use solid rubber.

    Wonder what the cushion will be like. Being 6’3.5″ tall and 245lbs, I like my cushion.

      1. It appears in the decon that there is less foam/phylon between the zoom unit and the foot compared to the 11, which should help the feel of the zoom, in addition to the thicker unit.

        I’m quite excited.

  3. This is a very intriguing model. I just tried on the Soldier 11 today in store for the first time and maybe it’s because I’m 175, but I liked the setup. I could feel the zoom just fine. It wasn’t my preferred top-loaded setup but it had a nice feeling underfoot of stability and cushion. I wonder how these will feel. They appear to be very similar.

    1. They tipped the scales just slightly as far as the Zoom Units go in the 12 (check out decon comparison), but I really enjoyed the cushion of the Soldier 11. Got them around the same time as the KD 10 and they were just ready out the box compared to the KD. I thought it was well balanced as far as court feel also.

  4. This is a great design(especially the Soldier 1 colorway), normally I lean 1 way(like), or the other(dislike), this design I like, and dislike at the same time, and somehow that conflict is appealing to me. 😛

  5. I’d say that these would be a bit more comfortable than the 11 especially on the forefoot. as far as cushion setup goes, these are more like Jordan 32 lite or a budget model of it. stability seems to be good and ankle support is improved. a hybrid between the Lebron 15 upper, Soldier strap, and the 32’s cushion setup.

    I’m skipping these as they would end up similar like the Jordan 32s performance. it’s a nice shoe but not as nice and attractive as the Jordan 32s. I’m going the Protro PE route.

  6. Finally got mine this morning. One play session in and I love them. The cushion feels fantastic. Definitely better than the 11. More thoughts after 2 or 3 more sessions.

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