The Nike "What the" LeBron 12 Has a Release Date (UPDATE)

Official release details and images of the upcoming Nike LeBron 12 "What the."

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UPDATE (September 3, 1:40 p.m.):

Just as we assumed, the "What the" LeBron 12s have indeed been pushed back. Finish Line is now reportingSeptember 26 release date. Retail is $250.

See original story below.

UPDATE (September 2, 9:35 a.m.):

Unfortunately, Sole Collector is reporting that the original September 5 release date for the "What the" LeBron 12s is unlikely to go down at this point due to the lack of official information from Nike. In the meantime, Kenlu dropped a series of detailed images, although it's noted that the sneakers pictured below may differ slightly from the retail version. Check back soon for official release details.







See original story from 8/19/15 below.

UPDATE (8/19/15, 10:00 a.m.):

Nike has released official images of the "What the" LeBron 12s, and we're also able to confirm a release date of September 5. Retail is $250, and these will be available from select Nike Basketball locations. An online Nikestore release remains to be determined. 



See original post from 6/5/15 below.

Just last week, Nike unveiled the KD7 "What the," adding yet another chapter to the always polarizing patchwork series. Now, we're getting a better idea of what to expect from the LeBron 12 version, too.

This morning, several Instagram accounts leaked various angles of the upcoming "What the" Nike LeBron 12. User @shoulee81 noted that these are a Look-See sample, meaning the general release could differ entirely.

From what we can see so far, these "What the" LeBron 12s opt for a gunmetal Hyperposite upper, while most of the color comes from its Megafuse layers and patterned sockliner. Although no release details have been confirmed, if the KD7's June 20 release is any indication, you can expect these sooner than later.


[via @shoulee81,, and @bilskii]