While the King is no longer in contention for an NBA championship, the promotion of his 19th signature shoe and first starring role is in full effect.
Nike today unveiled the LeBron 19 alongside many other Space Jam licensed apparel. Like the “Space Jam” Jordan 11s, the orange based LeBron 19 seen below will debut in the Space Jam: A New Legacy.
Details are sparse on the tech front, but longtime designer Jason Petrie confirms there is an Air Max and Zoom Air setup once more. A double chambered Air Max unit in the heel for impact protection. A “newly shaped” visible Zoom Air unit is used in the forefoot for extra bounce when running and jumping.
The shoe design itself was said to be inspired by the upcoming Space Jam film, with the “space-age look” and launch colorway pulling from the Looney Tunes franchise.
Aside from the LBJ 19, Nike Basketball will drop 3 LeBron 18 Low colorways inspired by famous rivals in the Looney Tunes universe. This includes Bugs vs. Marvin the Martian, Tweety Bird vs. Sylvester and Road Runner vs. Wile. E. Coyote.
Other items include the Air Force 1 featuring Bugs and Lola as well as various Converse styles. Apparel will launch with Tune Squad and Goon Squad (the new MonStars) gear.
The entire Space Jam: A New Legacy collection is said to drop sometime in July, with the movie in theaters and on HBO Max on July 16. You can read more on the entire collaboration at Nike News HERE.