Who should buy the Nike LeBron 16 Low

The LeBron 16 Low by Nike is a must-have if:

  • You are looking for a basketball companion ideal that offers reliable traction on both the hardwood and blacktop surfaces.
  • Footwear that offers a pleasant underfoot experience is what you are after.
  • A well-fitting pair of sneakers that conform to the shape of the foot is what you prefer. 

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Profile of the Nike LeBron 16 Low

In 2003, an 18-year old LeBron James entered the league and left all doubts behind. He racked up 25 points, dished out nine assists, grabbed six boards, and bagged four steals.

The Nike LeBron 16 Low is inspired by James’s rookie season. Powered by Zoom Air and Max Air cushioning, these low-top basketball shoes from Nike embody his clout and versatility on and off the court.

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Cushion. The Nike LeBron 16 Low boasts a combination of Max Air and Zoom Air cushioning. This cushioning setup is designed to absorb impact from hard landings and then rebound with energy. These Nike basketball shoes are also equipped with a resilient foam midsole for added cushioning and comfort.

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Traction. Like the mid-top LeBron 16, these low-top basketball shoes also feature an articulated rubber outsole with a modified traction pattern for increased flexibility and grip on the court.

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Length and Width. These low-top Nike basketball shoes reportedly run true to size. Owners suggest ordering your real size when copping a pair.

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Lockdown. The Nike LeBron 16 low has a custom lacing system that keeps the foot locked in no matter what. A rigid heel clip provides added support and heel lockdown.

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The low-top Nike LeBron 16 features a mesh/textile upper with a stretchy collar and heel pull tab for easy entry.

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This LeBron 16 is cut low to match LeBron James’s power and speed. Clever accents combined with the Max Air and Zoom Air cushioning not only make this a great performance sneaker but also a fashionable one at that.

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These low-top LeBron basketball shoes arrive in the following hues:

  • Black/Multicolor-White ‘Soundtrack’
  • Cargo Khaki/Neutral Olive/Black ‘Camo’
  • Kumquat/Kumquat/Black ‘Safari’

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Nike LeBron 16 Low ‘Safari’

The same year LeBron James entered the NBA, Nike released the Atmos X Nike Air Max 1 ‘Safari’ that pays tribute to the OG Air Max and Air Safari.

In 2019, Nike and James teamed up with Atmos once again to celebrate the legendary sneaker. The Nike LeBron 16 Low ‘Safari’ boasts a tan and brown hue across its suede upper. The famous Safari print lands on the heel and mudguard.

LeBron James debuted these stylish low-top basketball sneakers during the 2019 All-Star weekend.

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Nike LeBron 16 Low ‘Soundtrack’

This colorway of the LeBron 16 Low is inspired by Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below double album that debuted during James’s rookie season. Dubbed ‘Soundtrack,’ these LeBron James basketball shoes feature a black upper with a white midsole. Other details include a tan suede heel, red and pink insoles, and a translucent outsole.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: 403g
Base model: Nike LeBron 16
Top: Low
Signature: LeBron James
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Nike Lebron
Colorways: Green / Black / White / Red / Purple / Blue

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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.