LeBron Collaborates with Black Female Designers in Update of Nike’s First Women’s Basketball Sneaker


Three notable black female designers joining James and Nike to create their own shoe. The HFR x Nike Lebron 16 sneaker was released May 10 and sold out within 24 hours. NBA All Star, LeBron James teamed up with designers Fe Noel, Undra Celeste, and Kimberly Goldson to remix the HFR x Nike LeBron 16 sneaker that was highly popular when it debuted the first time. So it’s only natural that part 2 of the sneaker would be highly anticipated. And now that time has finally come for sneaker heads and those alike.

This latest design is executed in an eye catching yellow Battle knit 2.0 upper that draws inspiration from each of the designers colorful backgrounds. The bright new color way is intended to reflect “boldness, courage, and vibrancy,” according to Harlem’s Fashion Row CEO and founder Brandice Daniel.


As Kimberly Goldson told The Glow Up last year, the collaborative effort was inspired by James’ mom, making the pre-Mother’s Day timing of the second edition especially appropriate. “We each had something that connected the four of us based on what LeBron saw from his mom, and the sacrifices she made for him,” Goldson told Nike. “My mom did it. LeBron’s mom did the same for him. The connectivity was there between all of us.”

All three designers have  recently joined Daniel and the Nike Los Angeles team to unveil the shoe to ten college students aspiring to the fashion industry. During a mentoring session, the students tried their own hands at reimagining the HFR x LeBron 16. LeBron is always looking out for the culture.


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Eboni Brown

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