LeBron James plays with a deft balance of power and precision. Now at eleven Nike signature models (plus a few Elite, PS, or V2 versions of those), James’ shoes have been designed to match both his immediate needs and his evolution as a player. Of course, not every player is LeBron James. But, many can benefit from the distinct performance benefits of each shoe.
Zac Dubasik and Nick DePaula, both of Sole Collector, have chronicled LBJ’s signature sneakers since day 1. They obsessed over colorways, debated aesthetics, and, most important, gave every model a run on the court. For Sneaker Report, Nick and Zac take each to task (all sixteen) and rank the shoes based purely on playability.