James’s second signature, which he wore when he was named an All-Star in his sophomore season, released in November of 2004 with a $15 price increase. The II was a high silhouette with Zoom Air and a Pebax shell for optimal support to suit heavier players (aka LeBron). One of the most notable distinctions was the removable velcro strap. Three colorways released and two low-top versions shortly followed, with special-edition colorways like the “Birthday” LeBron II, an all-black sneaker that released on James’s birthday (December 20). Only 500 pairs were made.