LeBron James LeBron XXI "Akoya" Basketball Shoes Last time around, LeBron flipped the script on his shoe game as only the King can. The encore is even better. The LeBron XXI has a cabling system that works with Zoom Air cushioning and a light, low-to-the-ground design, giving you agile fluidity and explosiveness without excess weight. Created for your ascent and the next generation of hoopers, it’s ideal for Bron-like open-floor attacks and rising toward the rim when the game’s pace turns up. This special design celebrates the akoya pearl, with its perfect shapes and reflective nature. Its natural beauty and grace hold up across any era.
Daughter Driven LeBron is the shield for his daughter, who helped the King grow as a man and softened him as a dad. He feels the need to protect her always, the same way an oyster shelters a pearl to reach its full potential. Exposed construction on the side of the heel gives a shell-like appearance. The perforated foam tongue is quilted, also imitating a shell’s appearance and providing a plush feel. Akoya Excellence The burnt-orange accent around the Swoosh design nods to the hair on the oyster shell that supports the akoya and creates the pearl. The leather exterior speaks to the akoya’s classic charm. Cloaked and Contained We reinforced the lightweight mesh with a 360-degree zonal cabling system for optimal containment. We disguised it all by a premium, lightweight drapery for a cloaked finishing touch.BBa Soften the Rise A Zoom Air unit in the heel and forefoot supports landing and gives you a propulsive feeling. We paired them with a soft, springy foam to help ensure a pillowy feel. Stay Refreshed Dimensional mesh on the upper is durable and contained. Using lightweight materials, we striated the upper's venting to look like the veining of a shell, helping contain you during explosive movements. Zonal perforations in the sandwich mesh and ventilation on both sides provide breathability. Steady and Sturdy A top-loaded, strong plastic plate helps keep you steady and gives you more snap when taking off.