The Men’s Nike LeBron 16 is the high-performance basketball shoe designed to meet the needs of one of the most versatile and explosive players to ever step on the hardwood, LeBron James. The King’s long legacy of signature models is filled with some of the most impressive basketball shoe designs ever, but after 15 years in the league, his sixteenth sneaker is the best yet. Once again crafted by longtime LeBron sneaker designer Jason Petrie, the LeBron 16 perfectly combines function and form. Headlining its many features is a construction in Nike’s Battleknit 2.0, an even more evolved version of the special Flyknit material first utilized on the LeBron 15. Battleknit 2.0 is engineered to be strong enough for James’ powerful motions on the court, while still being lightweight, breathable, and flexible. The design also features a slightly lower cut than his previous model, intended to provide a speedier feel and dynamic range of motion. The shoe then utilizes a powerful hybrid Air Max and Zoom Air cushioning platform that simultaneously offers ample shock-absorption and snappy, energy-returning cushion with every stride.