Throughout 17 models, LeBron James’ signature line has continually iterated for the athlete’s primary, and dueling, need for propulsion and protection. His is a game of balance — leaping one second, crashing down on the floor the next. His shoes must support his dynamism, and also help preserve his energy.
The evolution of cushioning in the LEBRON line is testament to a long-term partnership that has spearheaded game-changing innovations in two formats of Nike Air: Zoom and Max. Together, these two facets of Air have worked either singularly or in tandem to support James’s design and performance goals, and fundamentally shift how we consider basketball shoes.