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First Look at Nike LeBron 15 ‘Fairfax Lions’ PE

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.

There are Four Different Nike LeBron 15 ‘Christ the King’ PEs!

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.

First Look at Nike LeBron XV ‘SVSM’ Home and Away PEs

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.

Pics via: @soleworldmc

There’s a Third Version of the Nike LeBron 15 ‘Ohio State’ PE in Grey

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.

Source: @twalk22

P.J. Tucker Brings Out Nike LeBron 15 Ohio State Home PE

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.

Away edition:

“Footlball” edition:

Someone Has Actually Completed the Nike LeBron 15 ‘Equality’ Challenge

When Nike announced the Equality raffle they immediately put out information encouraging the future winners to find a winner of the alternate color to trade with in order to make a mismatched pair just like LeBron.

With 200 pairs sold for each color, the odds of finding someone with the other pair are slim at best. Even you you find your match you still have to convince him/her to do the trade. We all know most of the pairs ended up on ebay with the intent to make a killing profit.

However, someone actually messaged me the other day having completed this task and provided the pics of superb quality. Congratulations to Instagram user @the_ogf!!! Well done.