If we’re going by scientific terms, a double helix is something formed by the double-stranded molecules of nucleic acids, as in DNA. Or whatever that means. I’m not entirely sure what this has to do with LeBron James and his latest signature sneaker from Nike, the LeBron 12, (outside of LeBron’s RIDICULOUS athletic genes) but at least in this instance it doesn’t really matter. That’s because this sneaker is now dropping in its loudest colorway yet.
Releasing today at Champs Sports, the LeBron 12 “Double Helix” was once thought to be a quickstrike before the first images dropped. The shoe features a deep Merlot upper that’s eerily reminiscent of the color used in the first official release of the LeBron X, the “Crown Jewel.” The sneaker really pops with a hot pink and volt combination used on the branding, inner lining, and on the Hyperposite on the medial side. The rest of the sneaker features an icy sole and the iconic hexagonal Nike Zoom Air pads on the pressure points of the foot.
Nike probably outfits James in more player exclusives than anyone else in the NBA, yet also often opens the floodgates for the fans, as well. That’s continued with the LeBron 12, which has already showed up in a handful of fantastic colorways.
Between the Hyperposite wings, the reconfigured Zoom Air, and the Megafuse upper, this is one of the two or three best performance sneakers to release in the past year. If that isn’t enough to get you to cop, especially with high school postseasons starting up, then know this: Rocking the “Double Helix” will have everyone double-taking.
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