Nike Made Grandma’s Couch Sneakers (Months After Adidas Did)

While this latest two-shoe pack of the Nike LeBron 21 hasn’t even officially been unveiled yet, there’s already some controversy surrounding the design.

Leaked images of the “Grandma’s Couch” LeBron 21s circulated on social media this week, and one entity that caught wind of the drop was Cincinnati sneaker store Unheardof. Last November, Unheardof released its second sneaker collab with Adidas, which featured two “Grandma’s Couch” iterations of the Rivalry Lo. Those Adidas referenced Unheardof founder Philip Lipschutz’s journey from sleeping on his grandmother’s couch to designing his own Adidas collabs, and featured his hundred-year-old grandma in the rollout.

Nike hasn’t officially confirmed the story behind the floral LeBron 21s yet. But the theme of the similar LeBron sneakers was confirmed on Thursday by James himself, who reshared a post of the sneakers on his Instagram Story, saying that they pay tribute to his late grandmother Freda.