October 17, 2015
Is this the first time you’ve heard the term “Akronite?” If so, assumably you missed Nike Basketball’s new commercial featuring LeBron James. In the clip, a prolific young poet refers to the King as an Akronite, which just so happens to be the crowning moniker for his latest shoe.
As interesting a shoe as the name chosen to describe it, the Nike Air LeBron Akronite incorporates a wildly alluring juxtaposition of past Swoosh releases. The Nike Air Tech Challenge II midsole is present, 2012’s All-Star themed “Galaxy” Pack markings are noted, as well as patchwork updates previously seen in reinvorgated Air Max releases. Moreover, design cues from James’ signature line are also accompanying – like the top strap seen in the prominent Solider renditions.
Available now, give the Nike Air LeBron Akronite an official look below.