Lebron James is one of Nike’s largest advocates from his endorsements to his public praise of the sports brand. On November 5th, Lebron retweeted a picture from Alexander McQueen of the designers newest running luxury sneaker. The post featured two new sneakers that had an extremely strong resemblance to the original Air Max 1 color ways. Lebron publicly commented on the retweet stating, “So Are you saying That’s not @Nike Air Max 1?? Well alrighty then”.
The post has since gone viral with many people sharing their opinions on James’ response to the photo.
Personally, I do agree with James. The red and blue color ways of the sneakers are look to be interpretations of the famous Air Max 1 original color ways. I feel that the reason he left the passive aggressive comment is not because of his Nike contract, but because of his respect for sneakers as a whole. The Air Max 1 is one of the most famous and recognizable sneakers of all time.