The LeBron 15 Low is here.
The LeBron 15—the Nike signature sneaker of one LeBron Raymone James—has been a heavy focus of Nike Basketball (and its marketing department) since first debuting in October 2017. The Swoosh has thrown—and continues to throw—everything they’ve got at the 15, from collabs with Kith to versions that look like bowls of Fruity Pebbles and beyond. But fact is, big ol’ high tops are never going to be the most wearable sneakers on the market, and so, no matter the marketing budget, will always have a ceiling on their distribution. Which is where the low-top comes in: in an effort to get more LeBrons on even more people, Nike is introducing a low top version that looks great on its own and will look solid on your actual feet.
The first LeBron 15 Low is done up in a medium gray colorway and anchored by a gum sole that gives it more of a street-ready feel right off the bat. And to make up for the reduction in upper fabric, the new LeBron 15 features a sock liner. That said, the most radical shift isn’t the height of the shoe—it’s the new, more streamlined sole that replaces the VaporMax-style multi-air-bag design of the original with a more traditional Air Max unit. The result is a shoe that shares a lot in common with other Nike low-tops like the PG series (Paul George’s signature style), but enhanced with Nike’s just-for-LeBron Battleknit upper. And most importantly, this version will look solid with something other than shorts or sweatpants.
There’s no pricing info yet on the LeBron 15 Low, but the release date is slated for March 31. And though you probably could lace these up and hit the hardwood, with a sneaker that looks this good, and with so many high-top LeBrons to choose from, we’re not sure why you’d want to.
Available March 31 at Nike
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