Sometimes this gig has perks.
With LeBron James making his feature film debut in Trainwreck this month, the fine folks at Nike created a unique version of his signature shoe -- the LeBron 12 Low -- which ties different scenes and lines from the movie into the shoe. They were even nice enough to send a pair to me, and they are pure flames.
From the letter included with the shoes:
The shoe’s design was inspired by the film from heel to toe. The right sock liner features an illustration of Bill Hader and Amy Schumer’s on-screen romance, while the left features some words of wisdom from LeBron’s character.The shoe’s light blue outsole is a nod to the snow-globe collection featured in the film, while the bright colors of the shoe imitate the gold skirt outfit in the opening sequence and blue scrubs from the operation scene. Make sure you check out the film to figure out all the other ways that the shoe references LeBron’s breakthrough performance.