Nike Basketball and LeBron James will soon be officially unveiling his next signature shoe, the Nike LeBron 16, for the upcoming 2018-2019 NBA season. Now that LeBron is a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, you can expect Nike to release plenty of Lakers-inspired colorways.
Today, we get a first look at the Nike LeBron 16 Sample that comes dressed in a Black, Gold and White colorway. The shoe features a Flyknit upper with small Swoosh logos on the heel piece that includes a debossed lion crest logo. The LJ crown logo appears on the tongues atop a visible Zoom Max Air unit that was used on the LeBron 15.
A release date has yet to be officially set, but you can expect to see the Nike LeBron 16 debut later this fall, possibly as early as September.
UPDATE: According to Foot Locker’s release calendar, LeBron James first colorway of the Nike LeBron 16 is set to release on September 20th in a Black/University Red color scheme. No photos have leaked just yet.