This was the first pair of the Air Zoom Generations and the first pair of Lebron James shoes sold by Nike. These hit stores as a quickstrike and were the colorway and exact shoe Lebron wore for his debut in the NBA. Not only were these the most sought after as a collectors item, but many would argue that this colorway of the Air Zoom Generation was the best released. This colorway matches the Cavaliers jersey perfectly. A little side note, the Lebron James jersey was the top selling NBA jersey his rookie year.
Because this shoe was made for Lebron’s first game in the NBA, they have been nicknamed the “First Games.” Still to today, these are the most valueable Lebron shoes which were released to the public.
These shoes kicked off a great season for Lebron. In the 2003-04 season, Lebron James won the Rookie of the year award and averaged more than 20 points per game, 5 rebounds per game, and 5 assists per game. Lebron is one of only three rookies to ever accomplish this for a season – Oscar Robinson and Michael Jordan were the only other two players.
Air Zoom Generation (1st Game)
Release date: 11/05/2003 | $110 USD
308214-112 | White/White-Midnight Navy -Varsity Crimson