The Nike LeBron 15 made its retail debut this morning as it released in the Ghost colorway. Did you pick up a pair? If you didn’t but you still like the silhouette then maybe you’ll like this new Black/Volt pair that is seen above.
Unveiled in a recent interview with Jason Petrie, Nike Basketball designer who has worked with LeBron James for more than a decade, this new LeBron 15 colorway features a Black BattleKnit upper with bright volt accents placed on the outsole and inner liner.
Down below are a few of the questions from the interview with Jason Petrie regarding the design process of the Nike LeBron 15.
Going into the 15, what rules do you keep from the line and which do you throw out?
We have three adages: “Lock me down so I can fly,” which came straight from LeBron; “Protect me from myself,” which relates to how we build for season-long comfort; and “Make me light.” We try to keep those rules steady and make sure that we address them in all of his products.
But we always want to be open to new ways to build a shoe. One instance of this was the Soldier 10. It looked so sleek on court. Obviously, LeBron played really well in it and made history. From that, we learned he could play in a little less than we thought and that we were probably overbuilding for him. It opened up our apertures in terms of thinking how we can solve for problems a little differently.
How did the technology help achieve the look?
We always want the overall vibe of LeBron’s shoe to be aggressive, stylish, modern and classic. Flyknit, with its texture and dimension, defined the aesthetic from the get-go. We let that organic nature of the knit take us to that really aggressive diamond chainmail type of look.
How do you go about formulating the color stories?
With every shoe in Nike Basketball, we’ve got an amazing team of color and materials designers. LeBron has given us some insight. There are some things that we wanted talk about through his lens. I think you’ll see that throughout the course of the season as we explore those stories and see all these little details and touches that provide this incredible narrative.
To read the interview in its entirety, click here. No word on when or if this black & volt LeBron 15 will be hitting retailers, but we’ll keep you updated here at Kicks On Fire.
via: Nike News