Collection: Nike LeBron x John Elliott Icon Sneakers

Inspired by an icon. Premium style meets unrivalled performance in the Nike LeBron x John Elliott Icon, crafted by renowned streetwear designer John Elliott. Starting in 2016 with the exclusive LeBron Soldier X silhouette, the Icon is the second release in a three-part collaboration, dropping as part of a fully formed fashion collection. 

When asked to create a new lifestyle shoe inspired by LeBron James, Elliott starting thinking about how LeBron walks onto the court. As one of the greatest basketball players of all time, all eyes are on him – so Elliott designed a sneaker that would make LeBron feel his best as he steps onto the court. Melding court style with comfort, the Nike LeBron x John Elliott Icon brings in the LeBron 8's full-length Air tooling, updating it with a unique translucent upper and court-inspired embroidery.

During the design phase, Elliot started his research by re-watching the 7th game of the 2016 NBA finals, focusing on James’ historic chase-down block. Noting LeBron’s superman talent, the designer decided to use a spillway – the structure that controls and forcefully disperses water from a dam – as the springboard for the Nike LeBron x John Elliott Icon design. Speaking about his inspiration, Elliott said: “there are literally layers of transparency that take place down a contained, concrete area, which really speaks to my aesthetic".

The Icon forms part of an ongoing collaborative partnership between James, Elliott and Nike. Can’t find the silhouette you’re looking for? Keep checking back – we add new styles all the time, and we’re hot on the heels of LeBron release. Cop the latest in the collection, or subscribe to our email updates for the latest Nike LeBron x John Elliott Icon colourways and releases.

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