Nike Drop Kylian Mbappe x LeBron James ‘Chosen 2’ Collab Pack
After much hype, two of the biggest names in soccer and basketball have teamed up for a unique soccer shoe and basketball shoe from sports giant Nike.
The “Chosen 2” pack sees Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappé collaborating with LA Lakers icon LeBron James with two designs inspired by “duality”, and the shared path of athletes to become champions at the top of their respective matches face to face with adversity.
Both men endured a tough upbringing, Mbappé hailing from the troubled Bondy suburb of Paris, while James grew up in the tough neighborhoods of Akron, Ohio.
The Chosen 2 Pack celebrates the couple, recognizing their relationship and the impact they have on the next generation. The pair set up charitable foundations to help those less fortunate than them in their hometown, with James opening a school and planning to build a community center, while Mbappé’s ties to Nike saw a new sports field open to Bondy.
The drop includes the Nike Mercurial Mbappé Chosen 2 – the 22-year-old Frenchman’s latest signature Nike Mercurial shoe – with the silhouette arriving in an iridescent black and silver with the “KM X LBJ” motif.
An ambigram “Chosen One” logo is found on the toe of the boot, and a 3D “KM” and “LBJ” logo is printed on the heel tabs of the shoes.
If basketball is more your bag, you can also get your hands on the Nike LeBron 18 Chosen 2 basketball shoe. The design comes with a black “Knitposite 2.0” upper on a translucent sole, which again features the collaborative logo extensively. , while the double swoosh is also found here in the forefoot.
In preparation for the release, the two superstars had swapped Instagram profile photos to spark a lot of hype and anticipation for a collaboration.
Speaking of the outing, PSG star Mbappé said: “LeBron is a unique champion and I have the greatest respect for him on but also off the pitch. He is an inspiration to me. From Akron to Paris, we both act to change the lines of our society and provide a better world for the young generation.
“I really hope that our common message will have a strong social impact and this is just the beginning of our stories. I want to inspire and carry this young generation, show them that anything is possible.
NBA legend James echoed the sentiment, saying: “No matter where in the world I go, I will always be just an Akron kid. And I will always use my platform and do whatever I can to raise and empower the children who come after me. It’s about creating real, tangible change and always leaving a better place than you found it. “