LeBron Anatomy: The Nike LeBron 15 Gets Deconstructed »
Some people buy shoes to wear them, others buy to look at them, and some people just want shoes to hurt them. Folks at FastPass.cn have recently deconstructed the Nike LeBron 15.
Cutting shoes into pieces is not for the faint-hearted, especially in this rare Ghost colorway, but the education value is big here.
The LeBron 15 has a simple construction, but it’s still interesting to see all the guts. For example a much larger torsional plate was used… I guess it was needed due to the tooling being so flexible, so the added support is welcome.
There are three Zoom Air units. The forefoot Zoom unit is roughly 16mm thick, the midfoot unit is about 17mm and the heel Air sits at roughly 19mm thick.
The BattleKnit upper was advertised as a really thick Flyknit material and upon examination you can really see the difference. There’s an additional layer in between your foot and the Flyknit for added comfort and padding.
Additionally you can see Nike worked really hard to make this a low to the ground as possible. The shoe appears to sit high off the ground, but designers were able to save some space combining layers and the on-court experience is actually better.