Verdict from 6.8 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • A decent number of sneaker enthusiasts preferred the black colorway of the KITH x Nike LeBron 15 King’s Crown rather than the white color of the City of Angels because it defines the intricate details better.
  • The elegant gold zipper construction of this sneaker has been praised by a commenter.
  • According to some sneakerheads, its hefty price tag is justified because of the extensive detailing of the shoe’s exterior.
  • This lifestyle collaboration with KITH has been appreciated by a lot of LeBron fans because the basketball edition of this sneaker is not considered to be street-worthy.
  • Compliments from peers and lookers are inevitable as per some wearers, because of the eye-catching aesthetic of the KITH x Nike LeBron 15 King’s Crown.
  • The texture and construction of its outsole are pleasantly unusual, according to a tester.

2 reasons not to buy

  • As per a reviewer, this high-top sneaker looks better for those wearers who are considered taller than average. 
  • A wearer complained that the leather panel scrapes the side of the ankle.

Bottom line

Lifestyle brand KITH made a collaboration with Nike to reimagine the Nike LeBron XV.  The KITH x Nike LeBron 15 King’s Crown is one of the exclusively distributed sneakers that is part of the Long Live the King collection.

Most of those who have seen this sneaker are captivated by its sophistication and elegance. Its alluring embroidered patterns and the black colorway are appreciated by many. While there are some who questioned the versatility of this pair, many are in agreement that it is worth owning despite its price.

This high-top sneaker’s upper is consists of an updated version of the FlyKnit material, the BattleKnit. Retaining the lightweight and breathable properties of the FlyKnit, the BattleKnit also exhibits elasticity and enhanced support. These qualities are specially built to complement LeBron's unmatched aggressiveness on the hardcourt.

For those who will be purchasing a pair of KITH x Nike LeBron 15 King’s Crown, it is offered in US men’s sizes from 7 to 16.

The design of the high-top KITH x Nike LeBron 15 King’s Crown is all about distinction. Its black color scheme is elegantly contrasted by the hand-embroidered floral patterns, which are inspired by luxe wardrobes worn by royalty. Also, wearers can customize the sneaker's look as the embroidered straps can be removed. 

The sock-like ankle collar of the KITH x Nike LeBron 15 King’s Crown offers secure wear. This shoe maintains the midsole construction of the original model, thus delivers the same optimal cushioning. Additionally, the unique structure and texture of its outsole contribute to the high-level traction on various surfaces.

The KITH x Nike LeBron 15 King’s Crown is part of the lifestyle edition of the Long Live the King collection. The collaboration also produced the performance sneakers with two colorways as well, namely “King’s Cloak” and “Suit of Armor.” This collection was released during the 2018 NBA All-Star weekend.

LeBron James is already hailed as the next big name in basketball even before he was drafted in the NBA by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003. It is almost poetic that a local high school star has been selected first overall by the city’s NBA team. Even by today's standards, James' talent is an anomaly. A 6'8 who is supremely athletic and can attack the rim at will, but has a pass-first mentality intrigue the basketball world.

Like the rest, Nike saw that James has that “Jordan-esque” potential. The brand did not play around and give the phenom its shoe contract to the tune of $90 million. This happened before he scored his first NBA field goal, which a lot of people called it a “reckless gamble” by Nike. Those doubters were quick to change their thought about the hype surrounding LeBron, as he cruised to being the Rookie of the Year, earning multiple MVPs, and winning NBA championships.

By this juncture, LeBron is arguably the Nike's highest paid endorser. It is hinted that his contract is worth over a billion dollars. Having stated that, it is safe to assume that Nike found success with LeBron. One of the latest additions to the LeBron series is the Nike LeBron 15, which showcases a new type of FlyKnit, the BattleKnit.

  • The highest resale value of this shoe is currently up to $1800.
  • The KITH x Nike LeBron collaboration was launched exclusively at the official website of KITH.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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