Nike is looking to expand the Nike LeBron 15 Low line up with a brand new Signal Blue colorway that’s scheduled to be released later this month.
It’s already the sixth colorway of this year’s low-tops and there’s not doubt the blue, grey and black Battleknit upper looks very appealing. I only wish Nike would experiment a little more on the midsole. All LeBron XV Lows have a white or almost white shade on that part of the shoe and I really feel there are more options that need to be explored.
Look for the Nike LeBron 15 Low ‘Signal Blue’ to release on June 30th at Nike Basketball retailers $150 USD.
With many other High School and College colorways of the Nike LeBron 15 profiled in full detail it’s finally time for the Fairfax Lions to join the party.
Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, Ca. is one of the oldest schools with the Nike LeBron sponsorship and this season they’ve been blessed with a special Player Edition of the LEBRON XV. It’s been a while since we’ve seen any Fairfax LeBrons. That doesn’t mean they don’t exist. It just means they are one of the hardest to track down.
The ‘Fairfax’ Nike LeBron 15 PE features a Red Battleknit upper with a Black-to-Red faded midsole and Yellow branding. For me it’s always been a toss up between Fairfax and some of LeBron James’ Miami Heat PEs and it definitely shows here too.
Things have been considerably slow within the LeBron James’ signature collection as of late. Sure there are new Soldier 12 styles available, but that’s not the shoe The King is using right now.
There’s also the low-top edition, which is supposed to keep us busy as far as new Nike LeBron 15 releases go. The brand new Taupe Grey, Vast Grey and Team Red colorway has finally surfaced and it is scheduled to be release on June 1st.
The shoe sports a Team Red Battleknit upper kind of similar to the one on the ‘Vino’ LeBron XV that launched in Asia couple months back. I know many people will be excited about a solid upper outsole, which is hard to come by these days.
Keep checking back for more news on all Nike LeBron kicks.
If you thought 3 different OSU’s, 3 different Kentucky’s, 2 different Michigan’s, and so far only 2 different SVSM’s was a lot… enter the Christ the King collection of the Nike LeBron 15. The New York City based high school is still under sponsorship from LeBron James and still very hard to keep track of as far as their game shoes go.
Fortunately, courtesy of @mrnike212 we have a detailed look at all four (!) colorways of the Nike LeBron XV. There are two Home pairs, both with a white upper and faded midsole but in different configurations, maroon-to-white and gold-to-maroon. There are also two Away colorways. The first one uses a solid Maroon upper and a white-to-gold-to-maroon fade on the midsole while the second one has a two-tone Battleknit base and a maroon-to-gold fade. All four sit on a translucent outsole and have the school’s CTK logo on the side.
Obviously, none of those pairs are expected to hit the stores. They will remain as the players’ edition.
While fans can enjoy the recently released SVSM Soldier 12s and look forward towards the SVSM Air Zoom Generation Retro let’s take a close look at one school’s exclusive styles.
Nike skipped the high school iteration with the 14’s and for a second it seemed that there are only collegiate colorways for the 15s. However, even though the season has ended the St. Vincent St. Mary players have recently received both Home and Away versions of the Nike LeBron 15.
The Home edition offers a plain White base, speckled midsole and Green tabs with a big IRISH logo on the side. The Away pair has a Green base with a faded midsole very similar to the Soldier 11 PE and again that big Irish logo on the lateral side.
Both colorways are expected to remain as Player Editions without a public release.
The Ohio State colorways have always been special. Now with the lack of a White/Red or a Black/Red General Release version of the LEBRON XV all I think is that we’re missing out big time on what’s becoming one of the most memorable Nike LeBron silhouettes.
I have recently previewed the OSU Home edition and there are two different versions of Red Aways, but the third option is all about the Buckeyes’ Scarlet and Gray theme. It’s a simple predominantly Gray loko, but the simple details like the two-tone laces, red heel and of course the “O” logo on the hell tab make all the difference in the world.
LeBron James has the best selling sneaker in the NBA. According to data from market research firm NPD Group he sits at #1 with Nike athletes Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant ranked second and third, respectively, for signature shoe sales last year.
King James is a Nike-lifer as he calls himself. He signed a seven-year, $90 million deal with the Swoosh in 2003, a month ahead of being drafted No. 1 overall out of high school by the Cavaliers. The partnership was extended in 2010 at roughly $30 million annually, with a “lifetime” deal signed in 2015 that could be worth more than $1 billion, according to James’ business manager, Maverick Carter.
The Nike LeBron 15 has turned things around for basketball footwear despite the performance basketball market being in decline for the last couple years. A great design is the main reason for the success of the 15s. There are other reasons too. LeBron’s bold political stance with his shoes, great energy releases with Kith (see below) and the LeBron Watch campaign have brought the hype back and awaken the sneakerheads.
Now that the LeBron Watch has ended (almost, read later), we turn our attention to the upcoming General Release styles. A couple of days a new LeBron 15 colorway has been added to the Footlocker’s release calendar listed as Black, Bright Crimson and Sail.
For a moment I was super excited because I’ve been waiting for months hoping for a Red based release. Especially since we already saw the Ohio State 15s in full detail. They’re too hot.
Unfortunately the upcoming Bright Crimson make up is predominantly Black with a small number of Red details. I guess our best hope for Red LeBron 15s is the release of the alternate version of the ‘Diamond Turf’ LeBron Watch 15. LeBron James himself has confirmed the upcoming release. We have to be on the lookout for launch information as The King has entered his social media blackout more for the Playoffs.
Preview the new Nike LeBron XV below. It is scheduled to be released on May 3rd.
I’ve been hunting for close ups of the Ohio State’s Nike LeBron 15 PEs all season. Finally the Away edition has been caught, but the Home version eluded me for months. Fortunately P.J. Tucker of the Houston Rockets made it easy.
The NBA’s unofficial sneaker king, at least among players without a signature shoe, wore the LeBron XV ‘OSU’ Home PE last night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. NBA photographers did the rest.
Check out the close ups below and see how they compare with other Buckeyes make ups. I really hope Nike give us a least one predominantly Red colorway as a General Release.