Original Story (03/04/21): In 2015, Nike celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Air Max 95 with a special LeBron James edition of the model. This SNKRS-exclusive shock drop came in a “Game Time” colorway, dressed in Coastal Blue and black, a homage to the basketball team James played on as a kid before being recruited by St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. A second LeBron James x Nike Air Max 95 has now surfaced, this time in a purple and gold “Lakers” color scheme.
This Air Max 95 features a mismatching design, with the left shoe dressed primarily in gold and the right shoe dressed primarily in shades of purple. Gold accents on the purple shoe and purple accents on the gold shoe can be found on the eyelets, heel, and Air bubbles. King James branding appears on the tongues, while a large “2” and “3” can be seen through the translucent black outsoles. A list of LeBron’s career accomplishments can also be found on the outsoles, including “2X Gold Medal,” “4X MVP,” “16X All-Star,” and “4X Champ.” The shoe comes packaged in a purple, black, and gold shoe box with King James branding.
As Air Max Day is right around the corner, a release for the LeBron James x Nike Air Max 95 “Lakers” is expected later this month on Nike SNKRS, possibly as another shock drop. Grab a first look below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates.
LeBron James x Nike Air Max 95 “Home Team”
Color: Black/White-Amarillo-Court Purple
Style Code: CZ3624-001
Release Date: April 21, 2021
Price: $170 USD
Update (04/03/21): The SNKRS release has been pushed back to April 21st.
Update (03/23/21): The LeBron James x Nike Air Max 95 “Lakers” has popped up on SNKRS with an April 6th release date. The official nickname is “Home Team” and price is $170 USD.
Update (03/10/21): Official images of the “Lakers” LeBron James x Nike Air Max 95 are in. The shoe is listed on Finish Line’s release calendar with a March 30th release date. Stay tuned for official Nike confirmation for this release date.
First look photos via bighomiekicks80/IG: