After 18 successful launches, LeBron James’ signature Nike line never fails to disappoint fans while also establishing a basic release rhythm. The latest upgrade to the silhouette debuts in the fall, and then its low-top version arrives in the early days of the following year. That trend is continued with the release of LeBron 18, as the LeBron 18 Low has now been officially launched in a “Fireberry” colorway almost a year after the iconic launch of LeBron 17 low.
Interestingly enough, the LeBron 18 Low look doesn’t offer much difference from the LeBron 18, a shoe that already featured a low-cut construction. Indeed, it is designed to be more of a takedown sneaker in the mold of the LeBron Witness 5, as the standard Battleknit upper is replaced out for a synthetic ripstop material featuring the signature “Fireberry” hue. Cool blue mixed overlay strips raise the stakes higher the “Fireberry” by a few notches, with black mudguards, cut-off black Swooshes, and smooth black heel pieces aiding to add further contrast. LeBron’s signature hits the tongue, and his familiar Nike Basketball “LJ” logo is embellished on the heel.
Moving downwards, midsoles mix a similar heel to the Air Max unit with a ridged, extended blue heel clip. The LeBron 18’s standard Zoom Air setup is scrapped in favor of soft React foam, when we talk about the forefoot. High-tack rubber outsoles mix a duo of blue shades with final “Fireberry” accents to complete the look.
Priced at $184, The Nike LeBron 18 low is set to debut at Nike Japan Webstore in the coming weeks.
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