Nike, LeBron James to release shoes inspired by Akron’s I Promise School (photos)

Nike, LeBron James to release shoes inspired by Akron’s I Promise School (photos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Nike and LeBron James have collaborated in designing shoes that are inspired by the NBA star’s philanthropic efforts in his hometown of Akron.

The LeBron 17 I Promise shoes reflect James’ “passion, optimism, and focus" in the colorful design, according to Nike.

The laces feature promising messages of inspiration, like “I promise I will work hard” and “I will do my best.”

Nike says the shoes will be released on Jan. 21 at a price of $200.

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