Although these are called the “First Game” Lebron James did not actually wear this colourway of the Zoom Generation; he actually played in the white, black and iteration.
Like its progenitor from 2003, this hummer-inspired sneaker sports a white leather upper with varsity crimson paneling on the lateral and medial sides. LeBron’s former “LJ23” logo appears on the tongue, with “LEBRON” showing up in the clear tab at the top of the aforementioned tongue. A navy-bordered white Swoosh appears on the lateral panel, with “11-5-2023” , the date of Lebron’s NBA debut against the Sacramento Kings, embroidered on the varsity crimson Nike Sphere inner.
Underneath resides a varsity crimson midsole , and a white and navy outsole.
The “First Game” Nike Zoom Generation is scheduled to make its second retail run, March 21 at nike.com and select retail venues; they will carry a 180 USD sticker price. The hope is that Nike doesn’t severely botch this release.
Nike Zoom Generation White/White-Midnight Navy-Varsity Crimson DM7535-101 $180 21 March 2023