The John Elliott x Nike LeBron Icon Triple Black makes its debut at select retailers today, and it’s a new colorway of the collaborative silhouette, created in partnership with menswear designer John Elliott. Sporting a lifestyle design, the LeBron Icon features a stealthy translucent upper detailed with a distinctive stripe pattern across. The base is adhered atop a full-length Air Max midsole and outsole as a nod to the LeBron 8, John Elliott’s favorite Nike LeBron silhouette. Finally, LeBron James x John Elliott co-branding can be seen on the insoles to complete the design.
By the looks of things, a SpongeBob-themed Nike Kyrie 5 is slated to drop sometime in the near future. Shown for the first time above, the Nike Kyrie 5 SpongeBob comes in a color scheme that pays tribute to to the Nickelodeon cartoon’s lead character, SpongeBob and his one of a kind look. The Nike Kyrie 5 starts off with a Yellow sponge-inspired upper that’s then accented by the White and Red hits noted on the midsole. Below you will find a Gum rubber outsole to complete the look. Other notable details include the squiggly Swoosh logo on the side panel, the dark Brownish spots on the upper that represent Spongbob’s “skin” (aka sponge holes) and the Red Nickelodeon logo on the tongue.
The arrival of the Nike Air Foamposite One Snakeskin has been pushed back stateside until June, but availability overseas will be offered first this weekend. Draped in an official colorway of Sail, Black, and Habanero Red, the basketball sneaker’s highlight snakeskin theme is evident across its molded foamposite uppers in black and white. Tonal black leather trim is then utilized on the eyestay, collar, and tongue, while pops of Habanero Red throughout and mostly for its rubber outsole rounds out the exotic style.
While Nike has yet to officially unveil the Nike Freak 1, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s first signature shoe is definitely on the way. With Nike CEO Mark Parker announcing that “Giannis will cap off his incredible season with the reveal of his first signature shoe”, many of believe that he would debut it during the NBA Playoffs. Is Nike waiting till Giannis and the Bucks make the Finals to unveil it then? We will find out soon enough. Today however, we have learned of a potential release date for the the Nike Freak 1. According to Swedish retailer Solestory’s release calendar, the Nike Zoom Freak 1 in the “Total Orange” colorway is scheduled to release on June 29th. No confirmation yet from Nike, but keep it locked to Kicks On Fire for updates.
The Nike LeBron 16 Low “NBA Draft” is the next variation of LeBron James’ signature sneaker, and it pays homage to the 2003 NBA Draft, in which James was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the number one pick. Sporting a crisp colorway of White, Metallic Gold, and University Red, the clean hue covers its knitted uppers, Nike Air-branded leather heel tabs and midsole. Contrasting red and gold is applied on the branded tongues, inner lining, heels and interior of the sole, while the numbers “6-26-03” as a nod to the 2003 Draft date are found on the insoles. Finally, an icy translucent outsole completes the design.
Following the return of the “Galaxy” Nike Zoom Rookie, the classic basketball silhouette is now arriving in a “Memphis Tigers” theme for its next iteration. Designed as a tribute to Penny Hardaway and his return to his alma mater as a head coach, the sneaker boasts white leather/mesh uppers with matching molded circular pods found on the collar area and sides. The highlight consists of the bold tiger print pattern covering across the base in shades of black and light blue, alongside matching mini Swooshes on the toe box.