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.
2018 is the year of Saint Vincent Saint Mary… LeBron James’ alma mater. Not only we’ve got the SVSM Soldier 12s as a General Release, but also the upcoming Retro version of the Air Zoom Generation.
In the case of the AZG it’s more special because the OG version was never released to public and remained as a Player Exclusive item very popular among Nike LeBron collectors. Sadly I expect Nike to attach the Quickstrike tag to the SVSM AZG’s.
Below there’s a comparison between the OG and the Retro. Apart from the obvious difference… the peel off foil… the Retros seem to have a slightly different shade of Green. Not a big difference, but I’m sure owners of the OG’s will be pleased about not having a 1:1 copy releasing to public. I know I would If I owned a pair.
The Nike Air Zoom Generation Retro “SVSM” is scheduled to drop on May 26th, but that may still change per the QS nature of the drop. If previous retro AZGs are any indication here, expect a retail price of $175-200.
The last time we got a chance to but a St. Vincent – St. Mary colorway at retail was the Zoom LeBron VI… almost 9 years ago!
Nike has turned things around and seems like we get another shot this year. It’s funny how Nike used the House of Hoops platform to kick off the Solider 1 with the first High School releases. Now they’re back to using HoH for the LeBron Watch releases and back to releasing school PEs to public.
The presented ‘SVSM’ SOLDIER XII offers a simple White and Green look, but I’m sure fans will appreciate the details including the IRISH on the strap, the Dunkman logo on the heel, and the Fighting Irish logo on the insole.
Check out the gallery below and stay tuned to NIKELEBRON.net for release information once available.