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Opinion: ‘Wheat’ not for Nike LeBron XII EXT

I can’t.

The only shoes that should have that “Wheat” colorway are boots. I appreciate the attempt to put that style on sneakers, but I can’t say that it works. It didn’t work on the recently released Air Foamposite and doesn’t work on the Nike LeBron 12, either. It just makes the shoe look like a desert version, but not like a decent one. I could understand doing a Nike LeBron XII EXT by adding some beige spots, but why the whole shoe? Even the Hyperposite parts look are beige now. Everything is beige. It’s like a Timberland boot and a LeBron had a baby. An ugly baby.

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The details are golden, which doesn’t make any of it better. And what is that tone in tone design supposed to be? The LeBron 12 is a shoe with a very structured upper, do something with it. Use different materials or different brown shades. Or Shades of Grey. Just a joke, which would still make the shoe look better than a whole chunk of mud. I wished the design of this would have been a little more creative and the designers would have worked with subtle elements to underline the upper’s detailing in order to create dimension.

(Ed.’s note: Piera doesn’t like LeBrons in Wheat, LOL. I’ll take a wild guess and say she doesn’t like many, if any, of the LeBron signature series in Wheat — that’s a decade worth of Wheat-hued LeBron faux-Timberland boots.)

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Photos courtesy of Nike

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