Speed AND Power: The LEBRON 18 embodies LeBron’s evolution into his latest shoe
Right around the start of the NBA bubble, LeBron James gave us a glimpse of his latest shoe, the LEBRON 18. As mentioned previously, the shoe utilizes a mix of Zoom Air and Max Air for its cushioning. The mix of the two brings together a unique blend of speed and power. Nike’s given us compartmentalized or stacked versions of the two Air systems, but this time, the Zoom Air fits right into the Max Air bag cavity. This gives us a great mix of cushioning (Max) and responsiveness (Zoom). In terms of height, the shoe maintains the same one found on the 17. More than anything, Nike Basketball continues to evolve their cushioning to fit unique players like LeBron.
Check out the upcoming colorways of the LEBRON 18 below:
LEBRON 18 ‘Empire Jade’ (China Exclusive)
The colorway takes inspiration from the Emperor’s stamp. This drops this Monday (September 21) across Greater China.
LEBRON 18 ‘Multicolor’
Nike brings pops of color throughout the shoe, with graffiti found on the heel. The shoe drops in Greater China on September 24, and globally on October 9.
LEBRON 18 ‘Los Angeles By Day’
A sand-hued upper dresses the shoe while an LA-themed graphic wraps around the heel clip. Expect this colorway to drop this November.
LEBRON 18 ‘Reflections’
The colorway celebrates defining moments of LeBron’s rise to the top of the league. Interesting iconography is found throughout the shoe’s heel, tongue, and sockliner.