Though the book may be closed on the King's 20th season, his dynamic partnership with Nike continues to forge ahead with his twentieth model. This time, the Nike LeBron 20 sets its sails towards UNKNWN, the esteemed Miami-based sneaker sanctuary partly owned by King James himself.
Drawing from the mystique of messages drifting across the oceans in bottles, this collaborative effort weaves a poetic tale in sneaker form.
The luxurious canvas for this maritime tale is a sumptuous, high-grade suede that swathes the upper with an allure akin to a serene sunset. Bathed in a “Guava Ice” hue, the upper emulates the warm embrace of golden sand shores awaiting the messages carried by the tides.
The narrative takes a vivid turn with the branding and the sculpting of the tongue area, which leap into the tapestry with an explosion of “Teal Nebula” and “Emerald Rise”. These lively colors summon images of the boundless ocean, its waves whispering tales of yore, as they cradle bottles bearing secrets across the depths.
Below, the midsole mimics the sprinkling of pebbles on the shore with a speckled grey texture. The plot twist lies in the outsole, which boasts a remarkable glow-in-the-dark feature, reminiscent of phosphorescent algae lighting up the night waters. This ethereal touch consummates the maritime fable woven into the fabric of the Nike LeBron by UNKNWN.
See for yourself here below, and if you're keen to get your hands on this UNKNWN x Nike LeBron 20 “Message in a Bottle,” then head on over to enter the raffle at UNKNWN before it closes on June 22.