The Nike LeBron 15 gets LeBron James' signature line timing back on track after the introduction of the 14 was delayed all the way until Christmas in 2016. The new shoe was first spotted on the feet of James in a promo shot of the Cavs’ new uniforms back in August, followed by a full-fledged unveiling in concert with the Kith Sport fashion show held in early September.

Following lackluster responses to the past few additions to the line, the 15 was met with relative praise. It was a major shift in design, and one that was needed considering the popularity of James’ team-based models had arguably usurped that of his signature line, thanks to his championship winning Soldier 10s.

The Nike LeBron 15 has a familiar look, and utilizes some familiar technologies, but that doesn’t mean it is simply rehashing old ideasBattleknit and a new combined Zoom and Max Air bag were created specifically with James’ needs in mind.  The big questions is whether these changes were just made for the sake of marketing, or if they are actual improvements to prior technology.

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