LeBron James has had a successful run with Nike, creating new and stunning silhouettes and colourways throughout their partnership. Adding to their budget-friendly range with the LeBron NXXT Gen silhouette, we got a new “Wolf Grey” colourway that adds stunning, regal Metallic Gold to the equation. Interested? Let’s take a detailed look at these sneakers.
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The LeBron NXXT Gen is a marvel in mesh engineering, using a stunning decorative mesh to make up the entirety of the upper aside from the tongue. This pair is one of the most stunning that the brand has created to date, but let’s start from the bottom.
The stunning outsole uses a map or labyrinthine pattern to create traction for the sneakers in a beautiful Wolf Grey tone, being a valuable tool for traction and visually stunning. The grey is then contrasted by a crisp white midsole before the Wolf Grey makes a subtle return around the heel area of the midsole.
From there, a touch of wolf grey appears on the front of the sneakers for a minimal mudguard before the sneaker transitions into Wolf Grey mesh that makes up the entirety of the upper, only broken by a hint of Iron Grey that wraps from the medial side beneath the medial Nike Swoosh logo all the way around the heel, getting smaller and smaller as it wraps around to the lateral side.
The Nike Swoosh on both the medial and lateral sides are a stunning white that matches the midsole, stitched on decoratively in a patchwork style with black threading repeated on the tongue’s trim.
On the lateral side, an additional, smaller Nike Swoosh appears in Metallic Gold, a scarce accent colour repeated on the heel dubrae, decorating the heel tab with a sophisticated metallic XX.
The Wolf Grey is then repeated on the laces, the tongue and the inner lining to brighten the pair again, adding to the colour-blocking aesthetic of the sneakers as it transitions between Wolf Grey, White, Iron Grey and black throughout.
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This pair of sneakers is stunning, using subtle colours to make a pair you can match with anything and would be an asset to any collection. The subtle inclusion of Metallic Gold for an accent makes it regal and sophisticated while still being a stunning look that is perfect for on and off the court.
Usually, I have to tell you that you will have to wait for this pair, but you are in luck this time because the sneakers are already available on Nike.com. Nike boasts that the pair has been “specifically tailored to meet the demands of today’s fast paced game, so that you can stay ahead of the opposition with your speed and force in all directions.”
The pair is currently available in size options for men and women, a perfect choice for this gender-neutral colourway for any athlete.