You look at this Nike LeBron X, and you look. Looking for the diamond inspiration. Nothing coming to mind, you wander into other possible musings. Rainbow cotton candy. Tie-dye. Cover of “The Dark Side of the Moon”.
Hmm. TDSofTM. That’s it! Not the album’s self-indulgent dementia or the album specifically. The concept on the cover. Prism. Light goes into the triangle and it comes out kaleidoscope. Diamonds can do that. They’re multi-facted.
Artists can, too. Which is how the LeBron X “Prism”, shall we say, partly came together as a visual.
This is an artist collaboration shoe and the color backstory starts with a map key-like prism diamond graphic on the medial heel panel which decodes the rest of this shoe’s theme.
You see, the color spectrum pattern of that small graphic is replicated to other areas of the sneaker, namely the collar lining and lateral TPU wing. You can’t see the full representation of the artist rendered graphic from one angle looking at the interior, but if you were to unfurl the graphic print that is arranged across the collar lining and back of the tongue, it would overlay on the medial side prism/diamond graphic the same way.
Set on a black base, this LeBron X “Prism” displays all the colors reflected in a diamond. Much like a laboratory created gem, this artist co-lab LeBron X will be handed down in pristine cut fashion in the near future at a much more affordable price point versus taking a trip down to your local jewelry boutique.