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Nike Basketball officially unveils the LeBron 11 (PHOTOS)

Aug 28, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

LeBron 11

If you’re at all into the latest basketball shoe designs, then you may have seen some photos of Nike’s next signature shoe for LeBron James, the LeBron 11, popping up on some of the more popular sneaker sites.

Nike has officially unveiled LeBron’s latest, and managed to keep at least one colorway under wraps until now.

From the official release:

“Built from the inside out, the LEBRON 11 is the lightest and lowest LeBron signature shoe ever. It weighs approximately 14.5 oz in a men’s size 9.

“The upper is built in a new way, featuring revolutionary Nike Hyperposite technology for lightweight lock-down, while taking protection, containment and responsiveness to a new level. The upper incorporates Nike Hyperfuse construction and dynamic Flywire technology to bring natural motion to James’s game.

“The LEBRON 11 is deconstructed to get James’s foot much lower to the ground so he can feel the court, while enhancing cushioning via the full length Lunarlon and Nike Zoom unit – a combination featured for the first time in a LeBron signature shoe.”

The overall design is quite different than what we’ve seen from the LeBron line in the past, so it’ll be interesting to see how they stack up on the court to the stellar performance that was consistently provided by the previous models.

The photos below feature the King’s Pride (black/gold/green) and Terracotta Warrior (grey/black/purple) colorways, and there’s a Gamma Blue version out there that has leaked unofficially, as well.

The LeBron 11 King’s Pride is set to release on Oct. 12 globally, and the LeBron 11 Terracotta Warrior will be available on Oct. 1 in Greater China, and on Nov. 27 everywhere else.

  1. money2long - Aug 28, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    looks like something a power ranger would throw on

    • runthepicketfence - Aug 29, 2013 at 10:35 AM

      Hilarious … and embarassing.

      Do you think Lebron has veto power to come back at Nike’s design with a “WTF guys – you really expect me to wear that?”

  2. fmlizard - Aug 28, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    I feel we are about 6 months away from flannel shirts, acid washed jeans, and woven belts making a comeback too. Party like it’s 1993.

  3. cantonbound13 - Aug 28, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Waste of money

    • kb2408 - Aug 28, 2013 at 5:02 PM

      And most of the dudes buying them can’t play a lick….

    • jimeejohnson - Aug 28, 2013 at 6:39 PM

      Knicks should try them.

      • cantonbound13 - Aug 29, 2013 at 4:52 AM

        Does it come with PEDs?

  4. 00maltliquor - Aug 28, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Why can’t LeBron ever have a decent pair of sneakers?? He’s arguably the NBA’s biggest name but he always has the ugliest shoes. Why can’t they design shoes better for this guy?? C’mon, it’s Lebron James, this isn’t some B-list star.

    • antistratfordian - Aug 28, 2013 at 3:03 PM

      You must be thinking about Kobe Bryant. That guy really struggles with his design aesthetic. LeBron’s last two releases are both regarded as modern classics, and the 11s look to be on the same path.

      The only person on the planet who sells more shoes than LeBron is Jordan Brand. It’s Jordan, LeBron then everyone else. No other player even exceeds $50 million in sales annually, let alone $300 million like James.

      • asimonetti88 - Aug 28, 2013 at 4:31 PM

        “That guy really struggles with his design aesthetic”

        Right, because Kobe and LeBron are the people who actually design these shoes.

  5. mornelithe - Aug 28, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Each shoe has no designation of left or right, the shoe chooses which foot suits it best.

  6. contactkylesmith - Aug 28, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Fun fact, this is made out of the Agro-crag from Nickolodeon Guts.
    A glowing piece…of our radical rock.

  7. antistratfordian - Aug 28, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    These are incredible. I was blown away when I first saw them some months ago.

    LeBron really started to dominate the sneaker game with the 9s. Those were a smash hit. People thought the 10s couldn’t live up to the 9s, but they did that and then some. Now the 11s are taking it to another level. Some of the colorways for these – just for the initial release – are next year sick sick sick. Can’t wait to see what they release down the line.

    It’s interesting… LeBron’s Nike superhero alter ego is “Carbonado” and these look like a Lamborghini Carbonado.

    • kb2408 - Aug 28, 2013 at 4:58 PM

      LeBron doesn’t dominate the sneaker game, as you put it. In fact, the only athlete I can think of that has is MJ. Sneaker heads camp out overnight to get Air Jordan’s. No one does that for LeBron’s shoes. I couldn’t tell you what any pair of LeBron’s shoes even look like. But I can shoot a pair of Jordan’s from a mile away. Kobe, Durant, LeBron, A.I., Vince Carter….it doesn’t matter, when it comes to shoes Air Jordan is the unquestioned king.

  8. spthegr8 - Aug 28, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Well, I for one am SHOCKED!! Antistratfordian is defending LeBron James, even tho everybody can see that those shoes look like they melted down the old NBC Peacock down and turned him into a pair of shoes!!!

  9. kb2408 - Aug 28, 2013 at 5:00 PM


  10. jimeejohnson - Aug 28, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Remember when the Converse All-Star canvas sneaker was what everybody wore? I don’t. Heard about it, though, and have seen plenty of pictures of guys like Wilt, Bob Cousy, etc. wore them.

  11. turkbox420 - Aug 28, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    They look like they are ripping off Shane Battier`s Peak brand shoes except the colors. The tread on the sides look mores durable than the bottoms lol. Lebron hiking gear.

  12. panchopolarbear - Sep 1, 2013 at 6:39 AM

    @contactkylesmith LMAO completely forgot about that

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