UPDATE: Nailed it. Straight up whether you ball or not, these LBJ12s are straight fire. You can try cop a pair when they hit Nike.com and select Swoosh accounts this April 25th for $250 USD.
The Nike LeBron 12 is a big, brawny ball boot pumped full of testosterone, so this new rendition which sees the silhouette clad in tough black rubber stolen off a monster truck tyre is apropos. However, there's another inspiration behind this bold design; the four major tyre companies once held down their HQs in LBJ's hometown of Akron, Ohio. The chromed-out Swoosh therefore has self-evident antecedents too. It's an intriguing look, and probably an essential cop if you've got all the other Akron-inspired LeBron joints. It arrives at stores on April 25th.
- Originally published April 15, 2015.