LeBron fans have known about the boy from Akron’s love and support of barbershops for more than a minute now. James has never been shy to express how special he feels inside a barbershop — he named his show The Shop and set it inside a barbershop for a reason after all.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a new LeBron signature sneaker has been given the barbershop treatment. Released for $185 earlier today on SNKRS app, the Nike Zoom LeBron 3 “Barbershop” is an homage to community barbershops. The same places that inspire creativity, provide refuge and where you go to feel your best.
Originally released back in 2005, the Zoom LeBron 3 features a full Zoom Air unit on the bottom. This is coupled with a prominent lacing system. For this rendition of the sneaker, the iconic poles of the barbershop are represented in red, white and blue on the stripes. Patent leather and nubuck add to the fresh feeling you get after a clean cut. Finally, silver accents on the Swoosh outlining and lace fixtures pay tribute to the chrome you find on barber tools.
If you’re looking to add these into your own collection, there’s still a chance to enter raffles. Check out retailers like Extra Butter.
Here are some of the best episodes of The Shop to get you hyped up for this release.
Photos via Nike