Never before have I seen an athlete possess seemingly divergent attributes of dynamic physical prowess, acute mental agility and refined technical efficiency. LeBron James is a human anomaly that has showcased an extraordinary blend of strength, court vision, efficiency and explosive speed while competing at basketball’s highest level. The brain trust at Nike has balanced the art and science of engineering, capturing in-depth perspective from LeBron James himself, to inform forward-thinking designs and create innovative footwear tailored to the specifications of his multidimensional game.
The LEBRON 12 is designed to enhance James’s explosiveness while combining three key benefits: superior cushioning, harnessed support and natural flexibility. Nike's Sport Research Lab provides the Nike Basketball design team with in-depth analysis on athletic performance and scientific testing. This science-led insight for the LEBRON 12 was born in this lab, where data and analysis substantiated the need for next-generation cushioning, support and flexibility. Tooled with five visible, hexagonally-shaped Nike Zoom Air units in the outsole, a lightweight and breathable Megafuse upper that is wrapped with Hyperposite wings and locked down with Dynamic Flywire cables.
The lead colorway, the LEBRON 12 NSRL, was inspired by the new shoe’s genesis in this lab. The LEBRON 12 will be available globally on Nike.com, for customization on NIKEiD as well as select retail locations.