LeBron James is on his ritual social medial blackout to stay focused during the NBA Playoffs, and this Nike LeBron Soldier 12 SFG Dark 23 takes inspiration from that theme and honors the clarity and focus required of champions. Basically sporting an all-black theme, the sneaker is made of a mixture of suede and mesh, while 3M reflect accents are applied on the Swooshes that are located on the mid-foot cross straps. Finishing details include target and crosshairs logos printed on the insoles.
It's playoff time in the NBA and you all know what that means for LeBron James – "Zero Dark Thirty, 23 Activated". Ever since 2013, the King has shut himself off from the world of social media in order to fully concentrate on the task at hand and help lead his team to a deep playoff run. This year, reaching an eighth straight NBA Finals seems like it will be a difficult task as the Cavs are already in a 1-0 series hole and were not nearly as dominant as years past in the regular season. In honor of that yearly tradition of going dark, the Swoosh has a LeBron Soldier 12 dubbed the "Dark 23" that features a completely blacked out color scheme. Equipped with two criss-crossing velcro straps, it allows the wearer the ultimate form of lockdown comfort while sporting a lower collar than the Soldier 11.
"The Soldier was always meant to be stripped down in the best possible way," Jason Petrie, Senior Footwear Designer at Nike said. “Even early on, LeBron's insight was that the playoffs and the regular season are different. The Soldier has always been about toughness and connecting to the playoffs, in particular.”
Aspects of the LeBron 15 are present on the design as well, including a soft, circular knit upper with a protective heel and toe cap. Its heel areas include expanded velcro fields in order to accommodate for the aforementioned dual-strap enclosure system. Previously reported to be releasing on April 12th for $130 USD, it appears that the LeBron Soldier 12 "Dark 23" will drop on April 24th with an MSRP of $140.
Nike LeBron Soldier 12 SFG "Dark 23"
Release Date: April 25, 2018
Style Code: AO4054-002