The Air Max LeBron VII is designed to deliver maximum comfort and stability. It features an innovative, basketball-specific Max Air unit, a cushioning first for the company, and a Flywire engineered upper using higher tensile-strength cable than in previous performance basketball shoes.“The new LeBron VII takes my signature line to a new level of innovation,” said LeBron James. “As the demands of my game evolve and increase, Nike consistently designs and develops shoes helping drive my on-court success.”
The Air Max LeBron VII will be available globally beginning October 24, with a suggested retail price of $160 USD.“When designing the Air Max LeBron VII, we envisioned a shoe that was both strong and comfortable,” said Jason Petrie, Nike Footwear Designer. “We delivered a shoe that is a perfect combination of superior performance and luxurious style, embodying LeBron himself.”Nike’s first basketball-specific Max Air 360 unit is designed and engineered for the multi-directional movements of the modern basketball player. This basketball-specific Air-Sole unit contains 80 percent more air than the previous full-length unit for ultimate comfort. The Max Air 360 unit is strategically contoured with a thinner forefoot and deeper heel placing cushioning where it is needed most.
Moving upward from the court floor, the insole and upper of the shoe match the mid-sole’s innovation. The seamless integrated inner-sleeve not only makes for a comfortable ride with no irritation, but also provides the lockdown support basketball players covet. Nike’s Flywire technology, first introduced in the highly successful Nike Hyperdunk shoe, provides support without adding unnecessary weight by integrating tensile fibers with a minimal use of materials. Its crisscross lineage not only provides basketball specific stability, but also creates a diamond pattern that LeBron has asked be integrated into his signature footwear and apparel lines each year.