Oct 21, 2008 at 6:21 am | lebron-vi
For release details, be sure and check out the Zoom LeBron VI ‘Business’ post, otherwise, lets dive right on into the Zoom LeBron VI ‘Athlete’! In a sweet grey based colorway with hits of baltic blue and black along the upper, this Zoom LeBron VI, styled by Nike Basketball graphic designer Erick Goto, is inspired by King James and his off-court style. The upper is made of a matte silver jersey cotton-like material, surely a first for the LeBron signature series, while the toe cap support overlay is made of a rich and soft microsuede. These joints tell a great texture story, but the shoe is also highlighted by the hits of baltic blue along the tongue, lateral collar and semi-translucent outsole. The midsole is fabric wrapped with a unique graphite synthetic, and each of the stitch lines along the midsole incorporate a different contrasting color from the shoe. Just like the ‘Business,’ the Zoom LeBron VI ‘Athlete’ also includes several undercover details like LeBron’s mug on the underside of the tongue, his hoopin’ silhouette along the liner and on the underside of the lateral logo hit, and of course ‘The LeBrons’ hit along the tongue. A touch that I personally like is the break-up of the midsole along the heel, where the white foam wedge speeds up the shoe a bit.