by Brendan Dunne

You've seen plenty of images of the Nike LeBron 12 NSW Lifestyle already thanks to some eager retailers, but you haven't heard too much on the design background for the shoe.

Apprently the model is meant to look like a fortress, a reference to the lengths that LeBron must go to to isolate himself during the busy 82-game season and remained focus. The walls are built with pyramid molds. Gold aglets nod to the regal status of LeBron, as does the lion crest logo that shows up for the pull tab on back. See more photos on the fortress of King James below and watch for this new LeBron 12 creation from the Nike Sportswear team to show up on October 17th at retailers across the globe.

LeBron 12 NSW Lifestyle
Black/Black-Challenge Red
716417-001 $130 10/17/14