LeBron James is listed at 6’9” and was the best player of the 2010s with his unusual combination of power forward size and point guard skills.
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What Shoe Size Does Michael Lebron James Wear?
LeBron James wears a size 15.
History of Lebron Signature Shoes
LeBron James was getting unprecedented endorsement deals as a rookie. Adidas offered $60 million. Reebok came up with a $115 million deal, but he instead opted for Nike’s seven-year, $90 million offer. It still holds the record for the biggest signed rookie endorsement contract in the history of sports. This proved to be worth it for the brand and they saw it fit to extend his contract in 2015. According to one of the King’s business partners, the deal is now worth over a billion dollars and will run for LeBron’s lifetime.
His first signature, the Nike Air Zoom Generation, debuted in his first NBA game on November 5, 2003.
|Shoe||Release Date||Retail Price|
|Nike LeBron NXXT Gen||Feb 2023||$159.99|
|Nike Lebron 20||Sep 2022||$199.99|
|Nike Lebron 19 Low||Mar 2022||$159.99|
|Nike Lebron 19||Nov 2021||$199.99|
|Nike Lebron Witness 6||Oct 2021||$99.99|
|Nike Lebron 18 Low||Mar 2021||$159.99|
|Nike Lebron Witness 5||Nov 2020||$99.99|
|Nike Lebron 18||Oct 2020||$199.99|
|Nike Lebron Soldier 14||Sep 2020||$139.99|
|Nike Lebron 17 Low||Feb 2020||$169.99|
|Nike Lebron Witness 4||Oct 2019||$99.99|
|Nike Lebron 17||Oct 2019||$199.99|
|Nike Lebron Soldier 13||Jul 2019||$139.99|
|Nike Lebron 16||Sep 2018||$184.99|
|Nike Lebron Soldier 12||Apr 2018||$139.99|
|Nike Lebron 15 Low||Mar 2018||$149.99|
|Nike Lebron 15||Nov 2017||$184.99|
|Nike Lebron Soldier 11||Jun 2017||$129.99|
|Nike Lebron 14||Jan 2017||$174.99|
Characteristics of Lebron Shoes
LeBron James is one of the most unique players ever. His sneakers reflect that by consistently giving consumers the most cushioned shoes in the market over the years. Zoom Air, simply Air, and Air Max have been the weapons of choice for the line and it is usually through this that Nike outdoes itself with putting the most cushion in a sneaker. This gave people maximum impact protection for strong impacts and long games, but not as much court feel.
The King has always been a fan of higher collared shoes. All of his releases have been of the type and this offers a bit more containment than low tops. Materials, however, have changed throughout the years. The first six versions all featured a mainly leather build with most of them having straps. The next four then featured a lot of fuse with overlays here and there. From the LeBron 11 to 14, mesh was used with a lot of synthetic and/or plastic overlays. The LeBron 15 saw the debut of Battleknit and has since been the staple for the line.
Unlike other athletes with take down models, LeBron James actually wears his on court. He has three, in order of popularity: Soldier, Witness, and Ambassador. He donned the 10th version of the first one in the 2016 NBA Finals. The second is more for the average consumer with much less cushion than the main line. The third was made for outdoor play and is most popular in Asia, since it usually only releases there.
The most recognizable of LeBron’s colorways is the “Graffiti.” It was first released with the LeBron 8 and has been a norm since then. The line has also been one of the most expensive with recent releases going for $200 at retail.