Complete Visual History of the Nike LeBron James Shoe Line

Complete Visual History of the Nike LeBron James Shoe Line

When Nike took a $90 million dollar chance on a 18-year-old kid, fresh out of high school, people questioned the decision. No, not that decision. Was Nike so desperate to find a replacement for Michael Jordan, that they would throw millions at anyone? Didn't they learn their lesson from all the the other "next" Michael Jordans?

Well, even as a teenager, LeBron James was not just anyone and the lucrative endorsement deal made him a multi-millionaire before he was even drafted. This oft-criticized contract looks downright reasonable many years later and although he has not replaced Michael Jordan, LeBron James is as close as anyone has ever been. To be clear, Michael Jordan will never be replaced, but at his current pace, James may one day stand alongside him.

The following list details each of the yearly signature LeBron James shoe offerings from Nike. The chronological listing includes an image of the shoes as well as an image of LeBron James wearing the shoes in-game. The specific NBA season for each edition is also included.

It is important to note that only one main release is covered for each season. The list does not include the many colorways, Soldier and Ambassador variations, or the low-top versions of the LeBron James shoes that have been released.

Nike LeBron James Sneaker Visual Guide

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Air Zoom Generation: 2003-04

Nike LeBron Air Zoom Generation 1 I Image

Zoom LeBron II: 2004-05

Nike Zoom LeBron II 2 Image

Zoom LeBron III: 2005-06

Nike Zoom LeBron III 3 Image

Zoom LeBron IV: 2006-07

Nike Zoom LeBron IV 4 Image

Zoom LeBron V: 2007-08

Nike Zoom LeBron V Image

Air Max LeBron VI: 2008-09

Nike Zoom LeBron VI 6 Image

Air Max LeBron VII: 2009-10

Nike Air Max LeBron VII 7 Image

Air Max LeBron 8: 2010-11

Nike Air Max LeBron 8 VIII Image

LeBron 9: 2011-12

Nike LeBron 9 IX Image

LeBron X: 2012-13

Nike LeBron X 10 Image

LeBron 11: 2013-14

LeBron James 11 Sneaker Collage Image

LeBron 12: 2014-15

Releases in October, 2014.  

Nike LeBron 12 side Image

Nike LeBron 12 back Image

Nike LeBron 12 top Image

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Lebron XI Low Max Independence Day
$66.00
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Nike What The Lebron WTL 11 Brand New DS SZ 9.5 Msg offer accept
$399.00
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Nike What The Lebron 11 - Size 10.5: Deadstock
$409.99
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What The Lebron 11 WTL 65088-400 Size 11 DS In Hand W Reciept & Matching Shirt
$380.00
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Lebron 11 All Star gumbo size 12 glow in dark VNDS
$200.00
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100% AUTHENTIC BRAND NEW LEBRON ELITE 11'S RED GOLD CHAMPIONSHIP SIZE 10
$295.00
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Nike Lebron 11 XI EXT Blue Suede QS US Men SZ 9.5 [656274 440] W HOH Receipt
$329.99
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Nike Air Diamond Turf South Beach Sz 12 (Griffey Air Max 1 Lebron SC Trainer) DS
$85.00
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Nike LeBron XI Men's Size 12.5 (South Beach Edition)
$125.00
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Ds Nike Lebron 11 2k14 Size 14 New In Box
$725.00
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What The Lebron 11
$202.50
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Nike Lebron 11 What The
$300.00
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NIKE LEBRON 9 MEN'S BASKETBALL BLACK WHITE SPORT RED SNEAKERS SIZE 9.5
$69.99
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NIKE ZOOM LEBRON III 3 WHITE GOLD DUST WEST COAST MEN'S SNEAKERS SIZE 13
$99.99
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Lebron elite 9 ....(Miami Vice) mens basketball shoes size 10 (new)
$202.50
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Nike LeBron XI 11 What The LeBron Size 11 *M S G OFF*
$429.99
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim, and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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