Nike has teamed up with Pigalle for some of the flyest collabs in sneakers over the past few years. The latest was unveiled today: the NikeLab LEBRON 12 Elite x Pigalle. Scroll through the photos above to get a closer look, and read more from Nike below:
LeBron James and Stéphane Ashpool (founder of Parisian label Pigalle) join forces in China to launch the latest LEBRON 12 shoe.
Ashpool’s creative take on the performance silhouette features aesthetic elements geared for off-court wear. These include a muted white and silver color scheme that contrasts the brighter colors recently featured in James’ signature series. In addition, the speckled print on the upper alludes to basketball’s shot clock and the passing of time – and references the broader NikeLab x Pigalle collection that dropped in June.
The vertical wings, which wrap the foot for lockdown and stability, are treated with an anodized chrome finish to give the shoe a high-tech aesthetic. Additional premium details include extra memory foam in the collar for superior comfort, a leather tongue with a rubberized Pigalle logo and a geometric lace lock. The pull-tab on the heel features both the LeBron and Pigalle logos as well.
The NikeLab LEBRON 12 Elite x Pigalle is available beginning Aug. 18 at NikeLab X158 in Shanghai, Aug. 19 at NikeLab PS7 in Hong Kong and from Sept. 3 at select NikeLab stores and nike.com/nikelab.