Complete Visual History of the Nike LeBron James Shoe Line

Complete Visual History of the Nike LeBron James Shoe Line

The Nike LeBron James shoe line holds a strong place with collectors, but that was not always the case. When Nike took a $90 million-dollar chance on an 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 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 he has since signed a "lifetime" deal with Nike that is believed to be worth more than one billion dollars.

Shop for popular Nike LeBron editions at Foot Locker.

Although he has not replaced Michael Jordan, LeBron James is as close as anyone has ever been. To be clear, Michael Jordan (and the MJ sneaker line) 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 from every edition from 2003 to 2020.

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, lifestyle editions or low-top LeBron James shoe versions that have been released.

If you are interested in more LBJ collectibles, view our other LeBron James guides:

Nike LeBron James Sneaker Gallery and Guide

Air Zoom Generation: 2003-04

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Zoom LeBron II: 2004-05

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Zoom LeBron III: 2005-06

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Zoom LeBron IV: 2006-07

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Zoom LeBron V: 2007-08

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Air Max LeBron VI: 2008-09

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Air Max LeBron VII: 2009-10

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Air Max LeBron 8: 2010-11

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LeBron 9: 2011-12

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LeBron X: 2012-13

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LeBron 11: 2013-14

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LeBron 12: 2014-15

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LeBron 13: 2015-16

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LeBron 14: 2016-17

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Nike LeBron 15: 2017-18

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Nike LeBron 16: 2018-19

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Nike LeBron 17 / XVII: 2019-20

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Trey Treutel

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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. In more recent years, 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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