Who should buy the Nike LeBron 15

The Nike LeBron 15 is another high-priced shoe model from LeBron James’s signature line. This pair has a hybrid of Zoom and Max Air technologies in the midsole, which gives the best of both worlds for responsiveness and impact protection. If you'd want a pair, it's because:

  • You're a super fan of LeBron James, and love the personal and phenomenal style and design they've incorporated into this model.
  • You're an aggressive and powerful forward who needs the double support of two great technologies in this shoe.

Nike LeBron 15 logo

Nike LeBron 15's dynamic midsole technologies

The LeBron 15 is the first shoe model from Nike to have a phenomenal combination of Zoom and Max Air.

Nike LeBron 15 midsole

Zoom is a lightweight and pressurized air unit with tight and stretchy fibers that bounce back quickly, providing high energy returns.

Max Air is lightweight, and it comes in large volume airbags to provide maximum impact protection.

Nike LeBron 15 midsole toe

These two technologies being put together result in beyond unimaginable cushioning.

Powerful outsole structure of LeBron 15

Depending on the colorway, the rubber on the outsole of the LeBron 15 comes in gum, translucent, or solid rubber.

Nike LeBron 15 outsole

The traction has a triangular and spiked pattern that suits the linear movements of the King. The spikes on the outsole rubber also help with court grip even on dusty courts.

Nike LeBron 15 outsole top

Though playing outdoors with an expensive signature shoe is not recommended because it shortens the lifespan of the rubber, the rubber outsole’s thickness can withstand both indoor and outdoor play.

Strong, stable lockdown system

The Nike LeBron 15 has a full-bootie construction equipped with Flywire technology for lockdown. The shoe has round laces, which are held in place by lace loops that appear to be connected to the Flywire.

Nike LeBron 15 lockdown

This technology is developed by Nike using nylon or Vectran filaments. It is strong and lightweight, and strategically placed in the midfoot to provide support and a one-to-one fit.

LeBron 15's superior upper construction

The upper of the LeBron 15 is made of an innovated high-grade Flyknit material that Nike calls BattleKnit. It is designed by Jason Petrie specifically for the need of LeBron for a durable, comfortable, and highly stretchable upper.

Nike LeBron 15 upper

The inside of the shoe is lined with thick foam to provide the much needed comfort. Between the insole and the outsole is the midfoot shank for durability of the shoe and stability of the foot.

Nike LeBron 15 upper top ankle

Aesthetically placed on the heel is the external TPU which also provides solid containment.

Nike LeBron 15's fearless, fiesty style

The high-top silhouette of the Nike LeBron 15 comes in multiple colorways, and it has an a la mode design. Starting off with the outsole, there is a lion emblem on the heel which signifies Bron-bron as the king of the jungle—strong, fearless, and determined. The lateral side has a dragonscale-like design which makes heads turn.

Nike LeBron 15 side

Located on the rear part of the collar is a three-looped pull tab made of synthetic leather with LBJ’s signature on top.

Nike LeBron 15 ankle tab

The Nike Swoosh is located on the external TPU heel counter. The embossed logo of LeBron is found on the midfoot section of the synthetic leather.

Nike LeBron 15 logo mid

Lastly, the insole has the Roman numeral callout XV-XXIII, which stands for the signature model’s number and the King’s jersey number.

Nike LeBron 15 insole

Facts / Specs

Weight: 15oz
Top: High
Signature: LeBron James
Lockdown: Lace-Up, Slip-On
Collection: Nike Lebron
Features: Ankle support / Outdoor
Colorways: Brown / Grey / Black / Blue / White / Pink / Red / Orange

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Author
Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.