What is your favorite LeBron James signature sneaker of all-time? Here are ours…
Well, today is the day. The first-ever Finals trilogy kicks off at 9PM EST on ABC. While two teams meeting in the Finals for three straight years is an impressive feat, LeBron’s seventh straight Finals appearance is arguably the bigger achievement.
To celebrate LeBron’s dominance, we looked back at every LeBron James signature model and picked our all-time favorites.
Check out our picks below and be sure to let us know what your favorite LeBron James sneaker is in the comments section below or on social media with the #WearTesters.
JARRON RAMOS – @JAHRONMON
Look, LeBron’s sneakers have never really called my name. He’s is just too unique physically to have his signature sneaker cater to a mere mortal like myself. But looking back at every LeBron sneaker for this list, I realized that there are some absolute bangers.
My favorite has to be the one that started it all: the Nike Zoom Generation. If this sneaker released today it would still be ahead of its time visually and that’s an impressive feat if you ask me. Tinker, Avar, Aaron Cooper? C’mon. #GAMEOVER.
CHRIS CHASE – @NIGHTWING2303
My favorite LeBron signature from 1-14 is the LeBron 8 V1. It was the last time leather and suede were used on the LeBron line and it had one of the most comfortable Air Max units I’ve ever worn. My favorite colorway of the shoe is actually the low top Sprite edition which is the LeBron 8 V2, but if I had to pick one of the V1 colorways then it’d be the first release that featured black/red”.
NOAH GOLDOWITZ – @NOAHGOLDOWITZ
The LeBron X is, by far, my favorite LBJ signature. It was so, so comfortable, looked great off-court (especially with jeans), and it was a great tenth shoe that showed just how far the signature line had come. The ‘Cutting Jade’ colorway is still one of my favorite sneakers in my 170+ pair collection. Sadly, the LeBron X was followed by the XI, a sad excuse of a successor.
BRYAN HINKLE – @DUKE4005
The LeBron II. Technology-wise, it was top of the line — caged Zoom, Kevlar panels, and a removable laser strap before laser details were overdone. Best colorway: Black/Red, Sith Lord style.
Second would be the LeBron 14 ‘Flip the Switch’. The 14 is completely understated in technology and design; it’s smooth, except for the strap, with almost no details — it’s a very “mature” shoe.
STANLEY TSE – @TSESTANLEY23
My favorite pair would be two choices.
1A). The Nike Air Zoom Generation in White/Black/Red. It was just an introduction to the greatness of what Lebron James has become. It was also was also a game-changer — the minds of Tinker Hatfield, Eric Avar, and Aaron Cooper joined forces to help create the ultimate first shoe.
1B). The Nike Zoom LeBron II. A performance beast — from lockdown to the Pebax-encapsulated Zoom for cushion and the super aggressive outsole traction that just stuck to everything you threw at it. The design was also unique, especially the laser etched details around the ankle/heel area, and the strap provided serious lockdown. This shoe still has everything you need and nothing you don’t.