Nike LeBron James
Ever since landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a High School Basketball Phenom, LeBron James has been one of this generation’s true sports icons. With supernatural gifts of flight and power, Nike is hoping that his performance on the court will inspire millions to buy his shoes.

The History of LeBron James Basketball Shoes


 Nike Zoom Generation | 2003

Nike Air Zoom Generation First Game Prop


Not many players have been able to come in the league with a shoe from Nike ready and waiting for them. With the Nike Zoom Generation, Nike used all the technology they had at hand to deliver the ultimate shoe for the “chosen one.”

Mainly inspired by the Hummer H2 LeBron’s mom got him in high school, the Zoom Generation represented the physical phenomenon that was LeBron perfectly. With unique features such as the molded mesh in the heel and midfoot to the large air ducts in the midfoot area for ventilation and weight reduction, the Zoom Generation also provided amazing cushioning. To help compliment Lebron’s freakish athleticism, Nike also equipped the shoe with an external heel counter and composite plate.

BUY NOW: Starting at $500.00

Colorways

  • Nike Air Zoom Generation – White/Black-Red
  • Nike Air Zoom Generation – White/Red-Blue
  • Nike Air Zoom Generation – Black/White-Red
  • Nike Air Zoom Generation – “Christmas”
  • Nike Air Zoom Generation – White/Red
  • Nike Air Zoom Generation – “All-Star”
  • Nike Air Zoom Generation – “Olympic” PE

Nike Zoom LeBron II | 2004

Following the success of the Nike Air Zoom Generation and along with the proof that LeBron was the real thing, Nike decided to give the King a true signature shoe with the LeBron II. Starting with a ballistic mesh with leather overlays and a big thick strap for ankle support, the LeBron II made a statement that only the strong and tough should be wearing this shoe. Nike used the LeBron II to feature a new double stacked Zoom to make cushioning the 260lb monster that is LeBron and anyone else wearing these kicks, feel like their walking on air. Another fun fact was that since LeBron was too big and fast for regular herringbone designs, Nike created a special pattern made up of L’s and J’s to allow LeBron to leave his print on the game.

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  • Nike Zoom LeBron II – Navy “Chamber of Fear”
  • Nike Zoom LeBron II – White/Navy
  • Nike Zoom LeBron II – “Birthday”
  • Nike Zoom LeBron II – Black/White-Red
  • Nike Zoom LeBron II – “All-Star”
  • Nike Zoom LeBron II – “Triple Double”
  • Nike Zoom LeBron II – Red “Chamber of Fear”
  • Nike Zoom LeBron II – White/Gold PE

Nike Zoom LeBron III

BUY NOW: Starting at $70

Colorways

    • Nike Zoom LeBron III – White/Gold
    •  Nike Zoom LeBron III – “China Exclusive”
    •  Nike Zoom LeBron III – White/Black-Red
    •  Nike Zoom LeBron III – Black/Red
    •  Nike Zoom LeBron III – Team USA
    •  Nike Zoom LeBron III – White Laser PE
    •  Nike Zoom LeBron III – Area Code
    •  Nike Zoom LeBron III – Black/Gold
    •  Nike Zoom LeBron III – All-Star
    •  Nike Zoom LeBron III – White/Navy-Red

Nike Zoom LeBron IV

Black/Red

BUY NOW: Starting at $299

Colorways

      •  Nike Zoom LeBron IV – NYC Graffiti
      • Nike Zoom LeBron IV – Away
      • Nike Zoom LeBron IV – Fruity Pebbles
      • Nike Zoom LeBron IV – Hardwood Classics
      • Nike Zoom LeBron IV – China
      • Nike Zoom LeBron IV – West Coast
      • Nike Zoom LeBron IV – East Coast
      • Nike Zoom LeBron IV – Home
      • Nike Zoom LeBron IV – All-Star Remix
      • Nike Zoom LeBron IV – All-Star
      • Nike Zoom LeBron IV – White/Chrome-Reflective Silver
NEXT: Nike Zoom LeBron V

Nike Zoom LeBron V

BUY NOW: Starting at $107.99

Colorways

    • Nike Zoom LeBron V – Hardwood Classics
    • Nike Zoom LeBron V – China
    • Nike Zoom LeBron V – Black/Crimson
    • Nike Zoom LeBron V – Yankees
    • Nike Zoom LeBron V – White/Gold
    • Nike Zoom LeBron V – All Star
    • Nike Zoom LeBron V – Black/White-Red
NEXT: Nike Zoom LeBron VI

Nike Zoom LeBron VI

BUY NOW: Starting at $107.99

Colorways

  •  Nike Zoom LeBron VI – Chalk
  • Nike Zoom LeBron VI – Big Apple
  • Nike Zoom LeBron VI – White/Navy-University Blue
  • Nike Zoom LeBron VI – OSU
  • Nike Zoom LeBron VI – Olympic PE
  • Nike Zoom LeBron VI – MVP
  • Nike Zoom LeBron VI – SVSM
  • Nike Zoom LeBron VI – Fairfax Home
  • Nike Zoom LeBron VI – Superman
  • Nike Zoom LeBron VI – Miami
  • Nike Zoom LeBron VI – All Star
  • Nike Zoom LeBron VI – Los Angeles
  • Nike Zoom LeBron VI – Fairfax Away
NEXT: Nike Air Max LeBron VII

Nike Air Max LeBron VII

BUY NOW: Starting at $299

Colorways

  • Nike LeBron VII POP
  • Nike Air Max LeBron VII – White/Red
  • Nike Air Max LeBron VII – White/Navy-Gold
  • Nike Air Max LeBron VII – White/Gold
  • Nike Air Max LeBron VII – Think Pink
  • Nike Air Max LeBron VII – Red Carpet
  • Nike Air Max LeBron VII – Hardwood Classic Orange
  • Nike Air Max LeBron VII – Christmas
  • Nike Air Max LeBron VII – Black/White-Gold
  • Nike Air Max LeBron VII – Yankees
  • Nike Air Max LeBron VII – Phantom
  • Nike Air Max LeBron VII – CAVS Fanatic
  • Nike Air Max LeBron VII – Hardwood Classic BOTH
  • Nike Air Max LeBron VII – White/Black-Red
  • Nike Air Max LeBron VII – Dunkman
  • Nike Air Max LeBron VII – Cool Grey
  • Nike Air Max LeBron VII – All Star

Nike Air Max LeBron VIII

Nike LeBron 8 Black - Red - White

BUY NOW: Starting at $128

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NEXT: Nike LeBron IX

Nike LeBron IX

 

LeBron 9 Christmas

BUY NOW: Starting at $200

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Nike LeBron X

LeBron 10

BUY NOW: Starting at $97

Colorways

  • Nike LeBron X Elite PE
  • Nike LeBron X – Carbon
  • Nike LeBron X Elite PE
  • Nike LeBron X – Black/Red
  • Nike LeBron X Elite PE
  • Nike LeBron X EXT – Red Suede
  • Nike LeBron X – Pressure
  • Nike LeBron X – MVP
  • Nike LeBron X – Black/White Speckled-Red
  • Nike LeBron X Elite – Red/Black-Gold
  • Nike LeBron X – White/Red
  • Nike LeBron X Elite – Black/Silver-Red
  • Nike LeBron X – Peppermint
  • Nike LeBron X – Prism
  • Nike LeBron X – Turquoise
  • Nike LeBron X – Jade
  • Nike LeBron X – Lava
  • Nike LeBron X – Pewter PE
  • Nike LeBron X – Grey/Red-White
  • Nike LeBron X – Silver/Red PE
  • Nike LeBron X – Area 72 All-Star
  • Nike LeBron X – Easter
  • Nike LeBron X – Carmex
  • Nike LeBron X Low – Championship Pack

Nike LeBron XI

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LeBron and Nike came out with a design statement with the Nike LeBron 11 using lunarlon cushioning, carbon fiber and flywire. Designer Jason Petrie took this shoe to the next level and despite some controversy, set the tone for the next chapter in LeBron’s shoe collection.

BUY NOW: Starting at $105.98

Colorways

  • Nike LeBron XI – Sample
  • Nike LeBron XI – Parachute Gold/Arctic Green-Dark Loden
  • Nike LeBron XI – Terracotta Warrior
  • Nike LeBron XI – King’s Pride
  • Nike LeBron XI – Away
  • Nike LeBron XI – Forging Iron
  • Nike LeBron XI – Gamma Blue
  • Nike LeBron XI – Akron vs. Miami
  • Nike LeBron XI – Miami Nights
  • Nike LeBron XI – Christmas
  • Nike LeBron XI – Dunkman
  • Nike LeBron XI – NSW Lifestyle
  • Nike LeBron XI Low – Floridian aka Atomic Orange
BUY NOW: Starting at $105

Nike LeBron 12 – XII

Nike LeBron 12 HRT of a Lion Following the controversial “success” of the LeBron 11, the team at Nike have created a new shoe for LeBron using technology such as hexagonal zoom air pods, which provide a great combination of cushion and responsiveness. Combined with flywire, Nike also introduces a new “megafuse” type technology to lock down the feet of the king.

BUY NOW: Starting at $138.75

Colorways

  • HRT of a Lion
  • Trillion Dollar Man
  • Data
  • NSRL
  • Six Meridians
  • Instinct
  • Dunk Force

Nike LeBron 20.5.5

Nike LeBron 20.5.5

In 2005, the first takedown LeBron sneaker dropped. The 20.5.5 was named after his rookie season averages. Featuring two straps across the top, the 20.5.5 definitely has a memorable look.

Colorways

  • Nike LeBron 20.5.5 – White/Navy-Red
  • Nike LeBron 20.5.5 – White/Gold
  • Nike LeBron 20.5.5 – White/Red
NEXT: Nike LeBron Soldier

Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier

  • Nike LeBron Soldier – Black/Gold
  •  Nike LeBron Soldier – White/Gold Lasered
  •  Nike LeBron Soldier – White/Gold
  •  Nike LeBron Soldier – White/Navy Lasered
NEXT: Nike LeBron Soldier II

Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier II

  • Nike LeBron Soldier II – Friendlies
  •  Nike LeBron Soldier II – United We Rise
  •  Nike LeBron Soldier II – White/Crimson
NEXT: Nike LeBron Soldier III

Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier III

  • Nike LeBron Soldier III – Black
  • Nike LeBron Soldier III – Think Pink
  • Nike LeBron Soldier III – Playoff
  • Nike LeBron Soldier III – Black/White-Red
  • Nike LeBron Soldier III – White/Navy
NEXT: Nike LeBron Soldier IV

Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier IV

Nike LeBron Soldier 4

  • Nike LeBron Soldier IV – Black
  •  Nike LeBron Soldier IV – Navy/White-Gold
  •  Nike LeBron Soldier IV – Black/White-Red
NEXT: Nike LeBron Air Max Soldier V

Nike LeBron Air Max Soldier V


NEXT: Nike LeBron Air Max Soldier VI

Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VI

  • Nike LeBron Soldier VI – Black/Red-White
  • Nike LeBron Soldier VI – Wolf Grey
  • Nike LeBron Soldier VI – Team USA
  • Nike LeBron Soldier VI – Red/Black-Grey
NEXT: Nike LeBron Soldier VII

Nike LeBron Soldier VII

Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier 7

  • Nike LeBron Soldier VII – Purple/Green
  • Nike LeBron Soldier VII – Black/Blue
BACK: Nike LeBron James Collection

Nike LeBron Soldier VIII

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Black/Red

Nike LeBron Soldier IX

Nike LeBron 9 Soldier

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