Photos: LeBron James’ New Sneakers Pay Tribute to the Wild Style of Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi is more than just the greatest player in the history of tennis. He’s also responsible for a classic sneaker that has inspired the latest iteration of the Nike LeBron 16. Everyone knows that LeBron James has gotten pretty creative over the years with his shoes and that’s exactly what he is continuing to do.

Nike is releasing a sneaker inspired by James’ inner circle of friends and business partners. The ‘Hot Lava’ colorway will be released on May 24 to pay tribute to tennis champion and fashion icon, Andre Agassi, who set new rules when it comes to sport’s strict fashion code. According to reports, the sneaker will retail for $200.

This version of the LeBron 16 will drop in both a white and black colorway. It reckons the identity of the Agassi classic with a lava splatter detailing on the heel, matte white Air units, and a solid grey outsole to match the 1991 classic.

Nike’s Nike Senior Director of Global Communications, Heidi Burgett, tweeted images of the ‘Hot Lava’ LeBron’s.

As Sole Collector reported, Agassi achieved his first grand slam final at the 1990 French Open wearing the ‘Hot Lava’ colorway that is now used as inspirations for the latest Lebron’s shoe. Agassi’s Nike Air Tech Challenge II ‘Hot Lava’ were released in 1989 before going on to become one of the most sought after sneakers in Nike history.

The ‘Hot Lava’ look look managed to stir up a decent amount of controversy when Agassi wore them during the 1990 French Open.

In March, LeBron tipped his cap to Bo Jackson and his Nike Air Trainer with the releasing of the Nike LeBron 16 “Medicine Ball.” The popular colorway maintained its signature “Ginger” brown and perforated white leather upper, complete with “Light Bone” cage overlays and “Midnight Navy” Swoosh and Nike branding. The inside is branded with “Bo Knows” on the insole and also includes perforated white leather on the tongue and heel.

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