At first glance, the Nike LeBron 12 Low sneaker, better known as the “LeBronold Palmer,” doesn’t seem like the kind of shoe anyone would wear. But after staring at them for a few minutes straight, we’re mesmerized.
Earlier this week, Nike unveiled the LeBron 12 Low, the latest offering in the Nike LeBronold Palmer series. LeBron James was spotted wearing a pair during practice ahead of NBA All-Star Weekend, in case you needed assurance that these are, in fact, not a fluke. The shoe will hit shelves at Foot Locker March 1, three weeks before the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. At $200 a pair, the Nike LeBron 12 Low is the first “LeBronold Palmer” to go to retail.
[UPDATE Feb. 28, 12:45 p.m. Eastern: According to SneakerNews.com, the U.S. release of the "Lebronald Palmer" sneaker has been postponed; no new release date is available.]
In addition to a color scheme evocative of Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Logo, the shoes feature Nike’s hex-Zoom kit on the sole, according to Sole Collector. There’s also a beverage logo on the tab, completing the Palmer influence along with the colorway and subtle palm tree graphics.
Here’s a look at past versions of the “LeBronold Palmer” via Sole Collector. Don’t expect to see Arnie strolling around Bay Hill in a couple weeks with these on. But Keegan Bradley? That’s another story.