Two things: One, you can never ruin an Air Mag inspired sneaker. It would take a very inept team to ruin a classic and thankfully, this sneaker isn’t one of them. And two, we might have ourselves a true quick-strike, in LeBron form.
What is a Quick-strike release?
Back in early-mid 2000’s there was such a thing called a quickstrike. A quickstrike is a unannounced Nike/Jordan released that arrived in stores quickly in limited quantities. Think of it as walking into your local shoe store and seeing a pair you never seen before. With the internet being so prominent in our way of life nowadays, this element of surprise is no more. Thanks to social media and sites like ours we know weeks, months, and even a year before a sneaker drops with leaked photos or quantity information. Not sure if that is a good thing, but let’s say we are more informed than ever. That said, there are some sneakers that pop up that we don’t know about, including this Air Mag inspired LeBron 14. The Nike LeBron 14 Mag is not labeled a quick-strike from Nike or retailers, but it’s great to see it happen unofficially.
We’ve seen so many Back to the Future from the Hyperdunk to the Nike SB iterations, but never ever a LeBron James sneaker. Not sure where the story is on this, but we an tell you that the sneaker resembles the self-lacing shoe from the 1985 movie. The signature grey and electric blue combination appears on the upper with a speckled midsole and translucent outsole. Adding a great futuristic look, the insole even has some great Mag hits with L and 23 on each respective side.