The Nike LeBron 16 pays tribute to the Minneapolis Lakers.
A colorway I never thought I’d see on a LeBron James sneaker, this upcoming LBJ16 pays tribute to the old Minneapolis Lakers days.
This theme has always been my favorite when it was used on the Kobe signature series, and it just elevated the LeBron 16 — although, I already love the shoe so that isn’t saying much. However, it made this LeBron 16 a must cop whereas I’ve been waiting to run into them at an outlet before I buy another pair.
I’m still not fond of the giant lion head on the heel panels but it’s not a deal breaker. Additionally, I’m not liking the way they layered the LBJ logo on the tongue with the giant “LJ16” under it. But everything else looks fantastic: the multi-colored paint splatter on the Max Zoom Air units and the multi-colored outsole — all I find to look beautiful sitting alongside the grey BattleKnit 2.0 upper.
If you’re enjoying this colorway as much as I am, then you’ll be able to grab a pair beginning April 19 for $185.