When a new performance basketball sneaker is unveiled, it might be hard to truly appreciate the technology that goes into the design, despite an athlete like LeBron James' signature being on the shoe. For Nike, the LeBron 14 is James' latest signature sneaker and at $175 it is, for the first time in the Nike LeBron lineage, cheaper than its predecessor.
New images of the Nike LeBron 14 deconstructed show just how much technology went into the less expensive signature model. The right sneaker was broken down into individual pieces to show the different layers that make up the upper and inner bootie, while the left shoe was literally cut in half to unveil the multiple pieces of the insole, midsole and outsole. In comparison to the LeBron 13 and LeBron 13 Elite, the LeBron 14 actually has much larger Zoom Air Units. The breakdown also reveals a large carbon fiber plate for added stability.
The Nike LeBron 14 is scheduled to release on February 10 for $175 on Nike SNKRS and other select retailers. Take a look at the sneakers taken apart to get a grasp the layers of technology inside.