Nike Take the LeBron 16 Low on Safari
These are literally Wild!
Although his popularity is at it’s highest levels, LeBron Jame’s signature sneaker line had suffered a blow in recent years. Poor designs and increasing price points sent keen hoopers in the direction of equally appealing and cheaper options like the Kyrie, Curry or PG lines. 2018 saw the LeBron series restore some clout, thanks to some long-awaited retro releases. That, along with recreation is playing a huge part in the resurgence of his signature line. Recreations featured in Nike’s #LeBronWatch, like the Diamond Trainer and the Neon Air Max 95, were well received by fans — new and old — of the signature line.
Continuing that theme is another reimagined classic, — one of Nike’s most beloved collaborations in history — which in itself is inspired by an even older sneaker. First dropping in 2003, atmos’ Air Max 1 “Safari” merges its way onto the LeBron 16 Low, even ditching the Battleknit uppers for one that replicates that of the Air Max collaboration.
Like the OG Nike Safari, This upcoming release utilizes the safari-textured pattern on the mudguard with the earthy brown and tan hues on the suede upper, while the gum sole truly nods to the ’03 effort from atmos. A release date is still unknown, but with this pair fitting into that recreated category, you can expect a release to be similar in nature to that of the aforementioned #LeBronWatch.
In related news, the LeBron 16 takes on a “Watch the Throne” colorway for All-Star Weekend!
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Nike LeBron 16 Low “Safari”
Style Code: CI3358-800
Release Date: TBA
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