During these trying times, everyone is stuck in the house. The United States is starting to lockdown cities all over the country, forcing people to stay inside. One of the ways people are doing to try and pass the time is interact with people on social media. We are supposed to be practicing social distancing to stop the spread of the ravishing coronavirus. So people are turning on their phones and socializing with people outside their homes more than ever. One of those people is NBA superstar LeBron James.
Last night he went live on his Instagram page to answer some questions from his loyal fans. He received a question from the Foot Locker instagram account that grabbed my attention. “Which LeBron silhouette is your favorite?” They were referring to his Nike signature shoe line that he wears on the court. LeBron James is now on shoe 17, not including his 12 other Zoom Soldier sneakers. So he has many shoes to choose from, but these 6 sneakers were his favorite.
1. Nike Air Zoom Generation
The one that started it all. The Nike Air Zoom Generation is considered LeBron’s first shoe or the “LeBron 1”. It was the very first model LeBron stepped on the court with in his rookie season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged 20.9 PPG, 5.9 APG, and 5.5 RPG, and took home the Rookie Of The Year Award.
2. Nike LeBron 7
The seventh pair in the signature line was the first to feature the full length Air Max cushioning for the midsole. He wore these sneakers for the 2009-2010 NBA season where he took home his second NBA MVP trophy. (This is a personal favorite of mine)
3. Nike LeBron 15
LeBron James wore this sneaker in his second farewell season from the Cleveland Cavaliers. He debut multiple special colorways that sent the internet on a frenzy and sparked the #LeBronWatch.
4. Nike LeBron 4
LeBron James claims that the LeBron 4 was “ahead of its time”. According to Sneaker News, it was the first sneaker to feature a Foamposite upper since 2003. The grooved sole, Foamposite stability, and inner mesh sockliner was devised to maximize on-court feel. LeBron wore these sneakers on his first trip to the NBA Finals.
5. Nike LeBron 2
LeBron claims that this was “one of his most comfortable shoes”. It featured a Full-length large-volume Zoom Air with Pebax shell for optimal support. (These are one of my least favorite pairs.)
6. Nike LeBron 8
These sneakers represent a pivotal moment in LeBron James’ career. These were the sneakers he wore in his first season with the Miami Heat. This specific colorway is titled the “South Beach” and it is considered LeBron’s greatest colorway and model to the sneaker community.
Which silhouette in LeBron James’ signature shoe line is your favorite?
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