Nike to Release Special LeBron XV Sneaker for Black History Month

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The LeBron XV has turned into one of the most critically-acclaimed LeBron James sneakers ever released. A recent collaboration with New York-based retailer KITH sold out in seconds on LeBron's 33rd birthday. Now, Nike will release a special LeBron XV "Black History Month" colorway, coming out January 15.

The sneaker, which will retail for $185, features red and green primeknit stitched together to represent the colors of the Pan-African flag. "BHM," for Black History Month, is inscribed vertically on the tongue of the sneaker in gold stitch.

One of the shock absorbers on the sole of the sneaker is inscribed with the date 07-13-2016 in gold as well, representing the day James, along with Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, and current Cavalier teammate Dwyane Wade stood up at the ESPY's to give a speech about equality and ending violence.

Nike releases sneakers every year for Black History Month in February. This year, in addition to James' colorway, former teammate Kyrie Irving will also have a sneaker coming out, along with new Kevin Durant's and Air Jordan 1s.

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