Lebron James Is Championing One Of London's Best Designers

18 December 2019
Style, Fashion, Sports, NBA, LeBron James, Nike, Air Force 1, ACW, Sneakers, Streetwear, Hypebeast
Images: Logan Riely
LeBron James has now got a certified hypebeast status

LeBron James just landed himself a spot on our best-dressed men of 2020 list (a new entry at number 43) with Tommy Hilfiger saying he "brings his own sense of effortless style to everything he wears, from sophisticated tailoring to modern streetwear".

Nicknamed "The King", he is as known for his off-court style as he is his on-court wins. Whether he's in an internet-breaking Thom Browne suit, pair of Gucci acid-bleached jeans or a Sacai jumper, he gets it right every time. Even his footwear game is unrivalled and he has an enviable collection made up of bubblegum pink Nike LeBron Soldier 12s, Jordan 1s and unreleased Off-White Air Force 1s.

And it's his footwear that has struck a cord this week, primarily because he just went and repped one of London's most exciting young designers. Arriving to take on the San Antonio Spurs in Texas, the Los Angeles Lakers forward sported a pair of sold-out Nike Air Force 1s, codesigned by A-Cold-Wall* founder Samuel Ross. The AF1s in question come in a minimalistic and industrial design, featuring a white Nike swoosh, white and grey uppers and a simple "ACW*" logo. What's more, the kicks have been crafted in Nike's forward-thinking Flyleather – a sustainable fabric made up of 50 per cent recycled leather.

A key fixture on the London Fashion Week Men's schedule, A-Cold-Wall* is one of the capital's biggest brands, with front row guests including Virgil Abloh and Héctor Bellerin. Will we be seeing LeBron James attend Sam Ross' Autumn/Winter 2020 outings in both London and Milan in January? Here's hoping.


Via British GQ