words // Brandon Richard

We've already seen no less then 10 different photo sets previewing the Nike LeBron 12, but we're still left with plenty of questions. Mainly, if that's the LeBron 12, then what the hell is this?

In two teaser shots shared by @simon5302, we see a shoe that kinda looks like the 12, but isn't. At least as far as we can tell. We see mesh construction, different composites, exposed Flywire and the same tooling, but the arrangement is completely different. Some have speculated that this may be the Elite 12 or possibly one of his complimentary sigs, but nothing has been confirmed.

What shoe do you think this is? Let us know in the comment section and keep it locked for any new updates.

UPDATE 7/4: According to the owner @wowmeeddie, this pair is actually a prototype of the LeBron 12. In the full image below, you'll notice the absence of the posite material that cradles the version releasing, along with exposed Flywire and a differently positioned Swoosh.

Nike LeBron XII 12 Sample Prototype Black


Nike LeBron XII12 Black Mango Sample (1)

Nike LeBron XII12 Black Mango Sample (2)