The King honors Prince.
LeBron James took to Instagram Thursday to share yet another exclusive edition of his signature line, a Nike LeBron 15 “Purple Rain” paying homage to the late, great musician Prince. He gave us all the first glimpse of the shoe on his Instagram Stories.
Nike LeBron 15 “Purple Rain” shared by LeBron James on Instagram.
CREDIT: LeBron James
Now that he is a Los Angeles Laker, the color purple will play a major role in his signature line beginning in the upcoming NBA season and beyond, but the hue isn’t utilized to represent his new home team for this sneaker.
Captioning the story with the title of Prince’s album and hit song Purple Rain, there’s no doubt that the shoe pays homage to the music icon. The never-before-seen rendition features a white and black Flyknit upper layered with a purple floral motif embroidery across the toes. Further special detailing includes a metallic purple heel shank, “BREATHE” printed on the visible Air units within the midsole, and a translucent purple outsole.
Second shot of Nike LeBron 15 “Purple Rain” shared by LeBron James on Instagram.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen James in a purple sneaker recently, as he made his first public