Nike unites football and basketball with LeBron James and Mbappé

Nike brings together football and basketball through two world sport champions, LeBron James and Kylian Mbappé, to celebrate their respective love of the game and community.

A capsule born to represent two world-class athletes inspiring the next generation of humans to elevate their greatness, “The Chosen 2” is a capsule created by combining two iconic models of Nike’s basketball and football shoes, namely the Nike LeBron 18 and the Nike Mercurial.

The silhouette is dressed in a black Knitposite 2.0 upper sitting on a translucent sole. An iridescent heel clip houses a special black LeBron x Kylian graphic printed on a purple backdrop. The Air system on the tongue is designed with both LeBron’s and Kylian’s logos and a “Chosen Two” ambigram logo. A double Swoosh sits on the forefoot and on the sockliners, along with a “basketball x football” graphic on the left and a LeBron x Kylian ambigram on the right.

The capsule is available on the Nike online store starting January 9th. As part of the collaboration, Nike will make a donation to Mbappé’s IBKM foundation and the LeBron James Family Foundation.