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Nike LeBron 18

The signature sneaker by LeBron James will be extended by another silhouette on October 9th, 2020. The Nike LeBron 18 is the latest sneaker from Nike and King James, and it mixes the highly acclaimed Zoom Air cushioning with the brutal Max Air technology. The way you master the game on the court with this sneaker changes quite a lot.

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The sporting innovation from Beaverton could very well reach a new level. Perhaps Nike has even created the best basketball shoe that is currently available. However, a sneaker that focuses heavily on performance and speed is often hard to find. LeBron's shoe designer Jason Petrie explains the features of the new sneaker for athletes.

SPEED & POWER

The Nike LeBron 18 is a performance sneaker. But what would you call the individual elements? Nike describes its latest sneaker with two simple words: SPEED and POWER. The last time both technologies were combined was with the Nike Air Force 25.

  • The Zoom Air technology stands for SPEED and is very light and responsive — features that a sporty sneaker of LeBron caliber definitely needs.
  • The Max Air, on the other hand, embodies pure POWER. The element offers protective cushioning and a comfortable feeling at the same time.

"Made to Take The Game to The Next Level."

Also on the new Nike LeBron 18, designer Jason Petrie takes the lead on appearance and combines two unbeatable technologies. As the ultra-lightweight Knitposite upper has proven itself on the LeBron 17, it is also used on the more advanced version. Knitposite 2.0 is extremely light and reduces the total weight of the sneaker. It wouldn't make any sense to play with heavy weights on your foot, would it?

But a sneaker for basketball does not only have to be light as a feather. Imagine that you have no grip and only end up sliding on the court? This is where the rubber outsole offers you the best traction. By the looks of the front half, the element has even been raised a little so that you always have a good grip, even during fast lateral movements.