Philippine 3x3 team to debut LeBron 12 Agimats at World Cup
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 07, 2018 09:28 AM
Stanley Pringle, Christian Standhardinger, Troy Rosario and RR Pogoy will wear the LeBron Soldier 12 Agimat during the FIBA 3x3 World Cup.
The mystic powers of the Agimat has long been a part of Filipino fokelore and has captured our strong belief in the supernatural. LeBron James seems to have captured some of its greatness and it is now packed in the limited edition LeBron Soldier 12 Agimat.
Following the successful release of the first edition in 2017, this latest LeBron basketball shoe features a simplified strap, lower collar, and circular knit upper that - according to Nike Senior Footwear designer Jason Petrie - is a “symbol of toughness,” just like the Filipino.
King James, now in an amazing 8th straight appearance in the NBA Finals, witnessed the love and dedication that Filipinos from all walks of life have for basketball when he visited Manila last year.
He himself went through one of the toughest and most grueling seasons in his career to make it to the NBA Finals.
With features inspired by local cultural elements, including the line ‘Mula Mandirigma Sa Mandirigma’, the LeBron Soldier 12 Agimat is aimed at inspiring basketball warriors on court.
To celebrate and exemplify the Pinoy spirit ‘from one warrior to another, Nike has incorporated the shoe visually into the Lebron James mural at the Nike Hyper Court in Taguig. Apart from that, Filipino participants in the FIBA 3x3 tournament will wear the new shoes.
The Nike LeBron Soldier 12 Agimat will be available in the Philippines starting June 15. Limited pairs will be available at Nike Park Fort, Glorietta 4, Mall of Asia, Trinoma as well as Titan TwoParkade, Vertis, Conrad and on Titan22.com. The shoe retails for 6,745 PHP. For more information, visit nike.com.