Nike has been as liberal as ever when it comes to releasing past styles from LeBron James’ signature line as we approach the tail end of his historic basketball career. After bringing back the “First Game” Air Zoom Generation last week, it appears that one of the more underrated LeBron sneakers is returning soon.
According to Sole Retriever, the “Anthracite” Nike LeBron 4 is scheduled to return for the first time ever this holiday season. The shoe was originally released in 2006 and was the LeBron line’s introduction of Foamposite. There are no leaked images of the retro, but the forthcoming pair is expected to be a straightforward reissue of the 2006 pair. The LeBron 4 features Foamposite shell on the upper, nubuck ankle collars, and Zoom Air cushioning in the midsole.
The coveted “Fruity Pebbles” colorway of the silhouette was also rumored to return in December, but the release never materialized.
At the time of writing, the release of the “Anthracite” Nike Zoom LeBron 4 retro has not been announced by the brand. We’ll keep you updated with new developments, including a first look, in the coming months.
UPDATE (09/09): Official images of the upcoming "Anthracite" Nike Zoom LeBron 4 retro via Nike.
Nike Zoom LeBron 4 “Anthracite”
Release Date: Holiday 2023
Style #: FJ1597-001