BATTLE-TESTED STRENGTH FOR THE LAKERS.
Engineered for the strongest player on the planet, the LeBron 16 delivers a powerful combination of support, impact cushioning and instant responsiveness—in LeBron's new colors. The tongue and lacing allow for easy entry and a custom fit, so you can lock in when needed and wear loose when you want.
BattleKnit 2.0 is Flyknit designed specifically for LeBron. It’s lightweight, ultra-strong and supportive exactly where you need it.
Powerful Cushion with Explosive Response
Combined Max Air + Zoom Air cushioning system helps absorb impact from hard landings then bounces back with explosive energy return. It is articulated to keep it flexible up and down the court.
A new tongue with built-in gusset widens the entry point to make it easy to take on and off, then collapses beneath the laces when you lock in. Pop the tongue and use the extra lace feeds to customize your off-court fit.
Nike Flyknit technology was inspired by feedback from runners seeking a shoe with the snug (and virtually unnoticed) fit of a sock. Nike embarked on a four-year mission with teams of programmers, engineers and designers to create the technology needed to make the knit upper with static properties for structure and durability. Then the precise placement of support, flexibility and breathability—all in one layer—was refined. The result is a featherweight, form-fitting and virtually seamless upper. This unprecedented precision maximizes performance while reducing the material waste of traditional cut and sew by an average of 60%. The equivalent of six recycled plastic bottles are used to make every pair of Flyknit shoes, saving millions of pounds of material from reaching landfills.