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The History Of The Nike LeBron 6

The Nike Zoom LeBron 6 was a state of the art sneaker when it was first released. It continued the growing legacy of the LeBron James signature line. Learn more about the Nike LeBron 6 below.


The Nike Zoom LeBron 6 was designed by Ken Link. The shoe was released in 2008. The goal of the 6, in the minds of the design team, was to give LeBron the most comfortable shoe to date. There was a double stacked Zoom Air heel unit, a carbon fiber heel counter, and a Dynamic Fit inner bootie. The shoe featured a durable leather upper with synthetic overlays and a dual density midsole for elite level cushioning. A brand new lacing system was used that allowed for a personalized fit.


Hail To The King

LeBron James was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003 straight out of high school. His impact as a teenager was instant – both on the court and off. King James delivered from the very start in the NBA and earned Rookie of the Year honors. The King never slowed down after his first season in the league, and he has achieved some of the most iconic moments in basketball history. “The Decision,” overcoming a 3-1 game deficit in the 2016 NBA Finals and bringing a championship to his hometown team, the list goes on and on. Everything he did on the court, the spectacular dunks, the game changing defensive plays, were done wearing Nikes.

A King’s Ransom

When LeBron signed with Nike as a teenager, he was given a seven year deal worth 90 million. After that deal expired, the King and Nike would eventually agree to a rare in the industry, lifetime deal. Nike and LeBron have agreed to a forever marriage that reportedly brings LeBron 30 million a year and the total deal is supposedly worth more than 1 billion. It is believed that LeBron’s signature line, which includes shoes and apparel, is estimated to earn Nike more than $600 million a year.


- Adam C. Better