by Brendan Dunne

Nike LeBrons have for a couple of years now taken advantage of different parts of their uppers to make specific references to themes and nicknames.

This year even King James' NSW offering, the Nike LeBron 12 NSW Lifestyle, does that with the pull tab that's in the heel area. This time around the script there reads 'Lights Out' in that most recognizable of Nike fonts, although the shoe isn't 100% committed to that theme—red bottoms show up here. This black suede take on the LeBron 12 Lifestyle build hasn't arrived at sneaker stores in the U.S. yet, but the team at Footpatrol in the U.K. will have them as of Jan. 24. Look out for them at stateside accounts on Feb. 10.