Nike recently unveiled the latest colorway of the LeBron 12 Low that has been dubbed “Carbon Fiber.” The makeup of this low-top silhouette takes inspiration from the official colors of St. Vincent–St. Mary High School, namely Green and Vegas Gold. Saint Vincent-Saint Mary was the high school that LeBron James attended and this latest low-cut iteration of his twelfth signature sneaker, which is arriving on one of the upcoming Nike release dates 2015, is apparently a nod to his alma mater.
It was back in 2003 when LeBron James graduated from St. Vincent–St. Mary. He avidly played basketball throughout the four unforgettable years he spent there and even won a national championship and three state championships while being coached and guided by Coach Dru Joyce. Between his freshman and junior year, LeBron even played for the Fighting Irish football team. On August 9, 2011, LeBron, along with many of his teammates, were inducted into the St. Vincent–St. Mary Athletic Hall of Fame. Eventually in 2003, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected LeBron James #1 in that year’s NBA draft, but he still remains as committed to his alma mater as he is to his professional basketball team.
The upcoming Nike LeBron 12 Low “Carbon Fiber” likely represents this unwavering commitment that King James has displayed over the years. The official color scheme of this sneaker is a mix of Black/Metallic, Gold-Anthracite and Radiant Emerald, which obviously are inspired by his high school’s official colors. Of course, the sneaker is made up of its signature Hyperfuse material, while the Black overlays that are visible through have been given a carbon fiber touch. The flywire, laces and posterior outsole feature traces of Radiant Emerald, while Metallic Gold accents can be spotted all over, and an icy translucent outsole adds the finish touch.
Just like Jordan Brand is paying tribute to Michael Jordan’s collegiate alma mater with the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG UNC, Nike Basketball is now doing the same for LeBron James. One of the upcoming Nike releases dates 2015 has also been officially announced, so the Nike LeBron 12 Low “Carbon Fiber” will be retailing for a price of $175 on September 3rd.
Nike Lebron 12 Low Carbon Fiber
Black/Metallic Gold-Anthracite-Radiant Emerald
Release Date: September 3rd, 2015
724557-070 | $175