Nike LeBron 12 (Instinct)
It's not long until LeBron James commences his Cleveland redemption on the hardcourt, and Nike have made sure they've got him fitted to fly. Let's hope LBJ actually wears these on the reg this time – remember last year when he had comfort issues with the LeBron 11 and ending up wearing a few of his own retros? Time will tell on that one, but he's surely done some extra testing on the prototypes this time around. We don't know the official sneaker story behind this release so all we can do is analyse the colours really, and this one is a dark warrior indeed, with black mesh and Posite panels, while some colour is brought in through a purped-out Swoosh on the lateral side and bright red highlights the lining and medial accenting. And of course who could forget about those madcap Dance Dance Revolution pods on the outsole – look at them rave sticks! No release info on this yet, but we'll bring you the good word on the LeBron 12 and first colourways very soon. Pre-release pics via Sole Awesome.
- Originally published August 12, 2014.