ALPHAPROJECT’s Nike Jump vs. Jason Petrie’s LeBron 13 »

Sep 30, 2015 at 9:51 am | lebron-xiiishoes

Before Jason Petrie joined forces with Nike and long before he was made the lead designed on Nike LeBron shoes he went by ALPHAPROJECT, which was also his handle on NikeTalk. Petrie used to go side by side with LeBron James doing the unveilings, interviews, and commercials, however, 3 years ago in a moment of […]

Throwback Thursday: The Original LeBron VI aka Zoom Power »

Sep 10, 2015 at 7:46 am | lebron-vishoes

We’ve all seen how Nike’s early product samples can change from prototype to the retail model, but the evolution of the Zoom LeBron VI was something entirely different. It was one of the most memorable model replacements in the footwear industry especially when we consider the Jordan line as the pioneer for all basketball signature […]

Some LeBron 12 Samples & Prototypes Spotted at Nike WHQ »

Oct 1, 2014 at 10:59 am | lebron-xiishoes

During the unveiling of the LeBron 12 we were able to spot a couple of sample colorways that show the early design of the shoe. There were at least 3 different samples / prototypes lying around the tables. There’s the Red, Black, and White version with a rare solid white bottom compared to the translucent […]

Nike LeBron XII Prototype Black and Mango. Beta Version? »

Jul 6, 2014 at 2:18 am | lebron-xiishoes

We’ve already introduced the upcoming Nike LeBron XII a couple of times and we’re well acquainted with LeBron James’ twelfth signature shoe. There’s a new LeBron 12 sample that compared to this previous veresion look likes a early stage sample. Mainly because we see a different mesh construction, exposed Flywire and the swoosh is in […]

Design Process: Nike LeBron X Z-Corp 3D Part »

Feb 26, 2013 at 12:15 pm | lebron-xshoes

Certainly you’re familiar with the Nike LeBron X in its final form, but along the way, as often happens, tweaks and changes occurred during the design process. During the early stages of the X’s creation, this Z-Corp 3D part was printed up, helping to shape the direction of the design and give a sense of […]

Leaked: Nike Zoom Soldier VII Samples & Prototypes »

Jan 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm | shoeszoom-soldier-vii

The Zoom Soldier VII has been already unveiled, unofficially at least, in a very impressive Black, Purple and Volt colorway. Hopefully it will make it to production. Here are a couple of other samples, which are probably from the earlier stages of the design. Looks like the seventh installment of the Soldier series shares many […]

Throwback Thursday: Zoom LeBron IV “Flexiposite” Prototype »

Jul 12, 2012 at 5:01 am | lebron-ivshoes

Last year we got a very interesting look at the Flexiposite prototype of the Nike Zoom LeBron IV. Apart from a slightly modified posite material used on the upper, the shoes features several LeBron James’ signature logos scattered around the shoe. The LBJ23 is on the side and the Swoosh is on the front of […]

Meet the Best Technology with LeBron 9 P.S. Elite Design Samples »

May 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm | lebron-ixshoes

In person, the Elite Series kicks are impressive but also understated. Black or white and sprinkled with gold, the shoes stay true original intent of the regular model-with a few notable improvements. Of course, a super nice colorway might cause campouts, sellouts and general craziness, but it’s the technology behind these shoes that makes them […]