LeBron James trained in Nike LeBron 21 in July, and with the released foot photos, many different colorways of Nike LeBron 21 have been exposed. Now Nike officially announced the photos of first colorway Nike LeBron 21 “Akaoya”, as well as the release time.
Nike LeBron 21 “Akaoya” is not only like the inner shell of an oyster, but the overall shape design actually refers to the oyster. It is reported that the inspiration comes from LeBron James’ younger daughter Zhuri, and LeBron James hope to show his love for Zhuri through the design, which resembles a hard oyster shell to protect the pearl inside.
Nike LeBron 21 「Akaoya」
The color is pearl white, and it’s decorated with some brown line design. The shoe tongue has classic LeBron’s signature. In addition to the stripes embroidered with brown lines similar to the opening and closing position of the oyster, the middle of the heel is printed with the logo XX-1, highlighting its identity as the 21st signature shoes.
It abandons the knitted material, but uses leather material, which is required by James LeBron. It’s to improve the strength of vamp. The side of shoe head has many punching holes which is to improve the air permeability.
As the latest masterpiece of the LeBron series, Nike LeBron 21 deliberately selected lighter materials than the previous generation, and the shoe design is also based on low version. There is no doubt that the weight reduction and low barrel design of the shoes allow the user to increase agility while accelerating, and effectively protecting the foot.
For the technical configuration of LeBron 21, the half-sole use high-performance Zoom Turbo air cushion. The shoe heel is inserted with a piece of 13mm ZOOM air cushion. It uses full-length Cushlon 2.0 Foam. It has a piece of TPU plate in the position of the middle sole for stability and support.
The designer Jason Petrie said that James loves Zoom Turbo, which is why LeBron 21 kept this technology.
Nike LeBron 21 「Akoya」 will be officially released on 28th, Sept. Except the first colorway, it also exposed other colorways on the internet.