In a move that might surprise longtime fans of the line, the Nike LeBron 20 becomes the first performance shoe from James’ signature line to debut as a low-top silhouette. Despite this change, the ample underfoot cushioning remains intact as the forefoot features a top-loading Zoom Turbo Air unit while the heel features an even larger Zoom Air unit.
According to the Swoosh, the Nike LeBron 20 also features some of the most famous technologies from past LeBron models, including the Nike Sphere ankle collar liner, which was first used in the Air Zoom generation. There is also a carbon fiber shank plate in the midfoot which has been removed from the Zoom LeBron 5, while the Dunkman logo returns to the outsole after its last appearance in the LeBron 16.
“We saw 20 years as a chance to celebrate the next 20 years for LeBron,” said Jason Petrie, principal footwear designer for men’s basketball and principal designer of the LeBron line since the Zoom LeBron 7, in the release. hurry. “The sewn-in label inside the tongue reads: ‘Designed and engineered to exact next-gen specifications.’ We took this line seriously when designing the shoe. We had players in mind like the sons of LeBron, Bronny and Bryce. We wanted to get inside their heads and find out what young players were looking for.
The Nike LeBron 20 will make its retail debut in the “Time Machine” colorway on September 29 at Nike.com and at select Nike Basketball retailers for $200. Additional styles will be released this holiday season.