Nike LeBron X NSW Lifestyle
To say LeBron’s shoe game has been on point this year might be the biggest understatement you could possibly make. Just when you thought 2013 would be quiet for him (at least until October), Nike goes and releases something else really dope with his name on it. While the Championship Pack is focusing on more basketball oriented kicks and apparel (who would have thought?), Nike Sportswear’s Lifestyle collaboration with LeBron takes a much different route, closer to a pair of skate shoes than anything else. Previously we’ve seen midnight and hazel versions, but we think this Dark Olive color might be the most versatile yet. As per usual these things were released in Asia a little while back, but we’re finally on the cusp of an American release, so get hyped.
The leather upper and suede overlays are comprised mostly of an olive coloring, but there are plenty of brown accents happening, most obviously on the swoosh. There are mesh cut out areas throughout, stylized really well. The tongue and inside lining of the shoe are an orange shade, offering some mid and back area contrast to the darker hued rest of the shoe.The midsole is closer to that of a Janoski than a shoe you’d associate with a basketball player, taking a vulcanized look which NSW pulls off flawlessly. And on the bottom we’ve got a translucent outsole that utilizes a tried and true herringbone tread pattern. These gems finally drop on September 21st at UBIQ for $130; 10am in-store and 11am online.