Profile of the Nike LeBron 7

After a decade, Nike is bringing back one of the most loved LeBron James basketball shoes. The Nike LeBron VII was the first LeBron sneaker to feature Air Max cushioning and Flywire technology. 

To support James's powerful moves, the Nike LeBron 7 features a basketball-specific Air Max unit that has 80 percent more air than previous full-length Max bags. These LeBron sneakers also introduced the Flywire technology in James's signature line.

Nike designer Jason Petrie also slimmed down the LeBron VII's silhouette and added elements from Jordan basketball sneakers to achieve a look that dominated both the court and the streets.

Performance

Cushion. The Nike LeBron 7 features the first full-length Air unit that is specifically engineered for basketball. Containing 80 percent more air, the Max Air bag provides unbelievable comfort. A foam midsole offers plush cushioning underfoot.

Traction. The Nike Air Max LeBron VII makes use of a full rubber outsole with a herringbone traction pattern that allows you to change directions and make quick cuts with ease.

Closure. These basketball sneakers feature a mid-top silhouette built with Flywire technology for increased lockdown and support. The lace-up closure offers a customizable fit.

Material

These retro basketball sneakers are constructed of a mix of leather and synthetics for increased durability and support. A padded collar provides a soft and comfortable feel.

Style

During the design phase of the LeBron 7, James demanded that his signature sneaker should be the best available on and off the court. With a blend of '90s style and innovative technology, designer Jason Petrie shattered the King's expectations as the Nike Air Max LeBron VII became one of the best footwear options in 2009.

The Nike LeBron 7 features a leather mudguard and an intricate straw-mat weave that delivers a heritage look straight out of the box. Signature details include "LBJ," "TWENTY," and "THREE." A large embroidered Swoosh and a debossed LeBron James logo on the tongue complete the silhouette.

Special Colorways of the Nike LeBron 7

These retro LeBron sneakers are available in several color options. Nike is also set to launch PE colorways to the general public.

  • Black/Varsity Red/Varsity Maize 'Fairfax'
  • Chlorine Blue/Black 'All-Star'
  • Team Red/Black/Hot Red/Metallic Silver 'Christmas'
  • White/Glass Blue/Challenge Red/Black 'Red Carpet'
  • White/White/Metallic Gold 'China Moon'

Rankings

How Nike LeBron 7 ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 31% basketball shoes
All basketball shoes
Top 34% Nike basketball shoes
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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.