Model: Nike Lebron – Nike Air Zoom Lebron 3 (III)
Original Release: 2005
Updates: Nike Lebron News
The Nike Air Zoom Lebron 3 released for the 2005-2006 season. Knowing Nike they always try and top the last model, which means breaking down the previous model to see how they handled. The Nike Air Zoom Lebron 2 was nice, but the IIIs were even better.
Nike Air Zoom Lebron 3 (III)
Nike Air Zoom Lebron 3 was made to play. The soles were made so when Lebron James running up and down court, he did not have to worry about falling. Nike also added reinforcing TPU clip to prevent ankle injuries. The middle of the sole contained a carbon fibre shank plate which provided Lebron with more support.
To celebrate Lebron James 21st birthday Nike had released another online exclusive labeling it the Nike Air Zoom Lebron 3 “Birthday Bundle”. When purchased you received a T-Shirt and nice belt. Resell value at the time was through the roof.
The Nike Air Zoom Lebron III also had full length Zoom Air units, giving additional cushioning for Lebron James. When observing the LBJ III it is sort of similar to the Air Jordan XI (11). On the sides their are straps running to the lace loops, only difference is they are not sewn on.
The Nike Air Zoom Lebron III was a success. Many people before the release were very excited to slip them on. Nike knew this, and released a nice sized handful of colorways, some were a general release while others were only released in China.
To celebrate Lebron James 21st birthday, Nike released another online exclusive. This time when you purchased the Nike Air Zoom Lebron 3s you also received a T-Shirt and a nice looking belt. Resell value was through the roof, finding a pair on EBay for less than $300 almost seemed impossible.