Sneaker fans will definitely rush to stores this weekend as two pairs of Nike shoes are set to be released — the Jordan 11 Retro Low “Black Cat” and the LeBron 12 “What The.”
The latest signature shoes of Cleveland Cavaliers star player LeBron James is the LeBron 12 “What The.” This will be officially launched in stores this Saturday, September 26 at 10:00 AM EDT, according to Nike.com. Compared to the Air Jordan 11, it’s a bit pricier at a retail tag of $250.
The new pair is available in Multi-Color/Phantom-Metallic Cacao and customers can only individually purchase one pair.
Nike wrote on its official website that this pair is different from previous ones as it “unites young LeBron’s favorite teams and players into an unreal mix—featuring love for his heroes of the gridiron, a hat tilt toward the Bronx, and a bold display of Ohio pride to make sure his home state is well represented.”
Skateboarding Shoe designer James Arizumi originally created the “What The” concept back in 2007, “with the release of the SB What The Dunk.”
SneakerBarDetroit gives more details about the basketball sneaker:
“Other details include a Dunkman and Swingman logos on the each tongue, a Safari speckled detail on the medial side of the University Red pair, while the inner interior receives a colorful print. Finishing off the shoe are speckled midsoles, large number ’23’ on the right shoe, 3M detailing and an icy translucent outsole.”
The huge number “23” on the right shoe “is said to be a tribute to basketball legend Michael Jordan”, as mentioned by Latin Post.
Although the pair has an eccentric color described as Multi-Color/Phantom-Metallic Cacao, Footwearnews reports “that no description can accurately describe the shoe’s colorway.” It takes elements of previous versions but “puts them together to create a very different, abstract-looking sneaker.”
Avid fans of both LeBron and Jordan are sure to visit stores this weekend to purchase the latest pairs.