The 23 Best LeBrons Ever Released

From the 'South Beach' LeBron 8 to Kith x Nike LeBron 15, here are the 23 best Nike LeBron sneakers ever released. The 23 Best LeBrons Ever Released

Best Nike LeBrons
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Best Nike LeBrons

In the 74-year history of the NBA, a finite number of players are able to say that they have had their own signature sneaker. Even fewer can say they have maintained a line as long as that of LeBron James. Now on its 18th installment, with plenty of supplementary low-top variations along with subsidiary Soldier and Ambassador lines, only Michael Jordan has had a longer string of performance basketball sneakers bearing his name than LeBron has. Considering the endless LeBron vs. MJ GOAT debates from media and fans, it seems rather fitting that Jordan's 35-year run holds the top spot.

Since making his grand entrance with a 25-point performance back in 2003 against the Sacramento Kings with the Air Zoom Generation laced on his feet, James has built a legacy that few can rival. He's won four regular season MVP awards. He's been named an All-Star 16 times. He's won four championships. Off the court, he opened the I Promise School in 2018 for at-risk children in the Akron, Ohio, area. And along the way, Nike has released plenty of great looking sneaker for him too inspired by everything from champagne bottle corks to cult-classic television series.

It's hard to narrow it down to the very best, but with LeBron celebrating his 36th birthday today and his quest for his fifth ring underway, we tried our best. Check out Complex Sneakers' picks for the 23 best Nike LeBrons ever released. —Mike DeStefano

23. Nike LeBron 18 'Melon Tint'

Nike LeBron 18 'Melon Tint' DB8148 801 Lateral

22. Nike LeBron 6 'MVP'

Nike LeBron 6 'MVP'

21. Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite 'Home'

Nike LeBron 9 PS Elite 'Home'

20. Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite 'South Beach'

Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite 'South Beach'

19. Nike LeBron X SP 'Crown Jewel'

Nike LeBron 10 'Crown Jewel'

18. Nike LeBron 7 QS 'Media Day'

Nike LeBron 7 'Lakers' CW2300 500 Lateral

17. Nike LeBron 15 'Diamond Turf'

Nike LeBron 15 Diamond Turf Release Date AO9144 100 Profile

16. Nike LeBron 8 V/2 'Entourage'

Nike LeBron 8 V/2 'Entourage'

15. Nike Air Zoom Generation Retro QS 'SVSM'

Nike Air Zoom Generation SVSM Release Date AO2367 100 Profile

14. Nike LeBron 9 'Cannon'

Nike LeBron 9 'Cannon'

13. Kith x Nike LeBron 15 Performance 'King's Cloak'

Kith x Nike LeBron 15

12. Nike LeBron X 'Celebration' Pack

Nike LeBron X 'Celebation' Pack

11. Kith x Nike LeBron 15 Performance 'Rose Gold'

Kith x Nike LeBron 15 Rose Gold (Lateral)

10. Nike LeBron 7 NFW 'MVP'

Nike LeBron 7 MVP Release Date CQ8915 100 Profile

9. Nike LeBron 4 'NYC Grafitti'

nike lebron 4 grafitti

8. Nike LeBron 8 V/2 Low 'Miami Nights'

Nike LeBron 8 V/2 Low 'Miami Nights'

7. Nike LeBron 4 'Birthday'

Nike LeBron 4 'Birthday'

6. Nike LeBron X NXT 'Cork'

Nike LeBron X NXT 'Cork'

5. Nike LeBron 7 NFW 'Red Carpet'

nike air max lebron 7 red carpet 2019 cu5133 100 lateral

4. Nike Air Zoom Generation 'Wheat' (All-Star)

Nike Air Zoom Generation 'Wheat'

3. Nike LeBron 9 'Big Bang' (All-Star)

Nike LeBron 9 'Big Bang'

2. Nike Air Zoom Generation 'First Game'

Nike Air Zoom Generation Retro Sole Collector Release Date Roundup

1. Nike LeBron 8 'South Beach' (Pre-Heat)

Nike Lebron 8 'South Beach'