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.