Parisian label Pigalle will be collaborating with Nike Basketball on the Nike Lebron 12 Elite for a special colorway.Combining the fashion aesthetic with athlete, Pigalle founder Stephane Ashpool gives his own take on this Nike Lebron 12 for one amazing colorway.
LeBron James and Stéphane Ashpool join forces in China to coach aspiring basketball stars and launch the latest LEBRON 12 shoe.
On Sunday in Shanghai, LeBron James hosted a basketball clinic for young athletes. The goal: to instill in them athletic fundamentals and inspire creativity. Sharing James’ desire to use basketball for good, Stéphane Ashpool, founder of Parisian label Pigalle, joined the group, which united local standouts from the Nike RISE initiative with young Parisian players from Ashpool’s own program.
The event, part of James’ summer tour through Asia, marks James and Ashpool’s second meeting. The first occurred in 2009, when the two convened in Paris for the dedication of the Pigalle community basketball court.
James and Ashpool introduced the new NikeLab LEBRON 12 Elite x Pigalle at the Shanghai clinic. Ashpool’s creative take on the performance silhouette features aesthetic elements geared for off-court wear. These include a muted white and silver color scheme that contrasts the brighter colors recently featured in James’ signature series. In addition, the speckled print on the upper alludes to basketball’s shot clock and the passing of time – and references the broader NikeLab x Pigalle collection that dropped in June.
The vertical wings, which wrap the foot for lockdown and stability, are treated with an anodized chrome finish to give the shoe a high-tech aesthetic. Additional premium details include extra memory foam in the collar for superior comfort, a leather tongue with a rubberized Pigalle logo and a geometric lace lock. The pull-tab on the heel features both the LeBron and Pigalle logos as well.
The NikeLab LEBRON 12 Elite x Pigalle is available beginning Aug. 18 at NikeLab X158 in Shanghai, Aug. 19 at NikeLab PS7 in Hong Kong and from Sept. 3 at select NikeLab stores and nike.com/nikelab.