October 17, 2012 BY Aaron Kr. / 57
LeBron James’s first NBA Championship was a long time coming, but the moment finally arrived this past June, and you can best believe that the corks were popping and the champagne was flowing. To further honor King James’s first ring, Nike has whipped up a special edition of the LeBron X featuring a genuine cork material on the upper that has previously not been seen on too many sneaker models outside of the Air Force 1 Bespoke program. In addition to commemorating LeBron’s 2012 NBA title, the “Cork” LeBron X also marks another important first for the Swoosh in that it is the first in a line of upcoming Nike Basketball releases to crossover with Nike Sportswear for premium non-performance versions of their high-profile bball models. We’ve already seen the Kobe 8 Lifestyle, but it appears that the Nike LeBron X “Cork” will beat it to the punch as the first NSW signature model to hit retail when these drop in limited quantities this December. Keep reading for more info and images and stay tuned for news on a specific release date coming soon.
Popping champagne bottles on June 21 following his first championship was a tribute to an unprecedented year for LeBron James. Three-time league MVP, Finals MVP – these individual awards pale in comparison to the honor James and his teammates accomplished.
World Champs. A distinction that stands the test of time like a fine champagne, and inspiration for a genuine cork version of James’ tenth signature shoe. Inspired by the LEBRON X performance shoe, Nike Sportswear brings a sophisticated edge to the shoe with premium materials and fabrication intended for off-court use.
This LEBRON X NSW cork edition marks the first of multiple Nike Sportswear versions of Nike signature basketball shoes, all remixed with premium materials for non-performance use.
The Nike Sportswear LEBRON X cork shoe launches globally in December in limited quantities.
the cork materials gunna fall apart and I hate the red accents. if they were brown and the midsoles were a light tan id be all over these
Dude these kds is HOT AF! glad they at least kept the price below 120....at first i thought the kds were gone suck....but these will be sucked by me multiple times when they release tomorrow!
Very nice design, its different from the others he actually adds different materials ! will cop hopefully limited.!
never expected to see leather on these man this is serious sign of things to come even if you dont like it you gotta like where things are going
Nice concept. Really big fan of the premium leather on the tongue. probably wont cop. I pretty much have what I want with the lebron X id
i like these, i think are the best X i have seen thus far! i hope these replace the SB X. i'd def cop these.
@Kev Loco Thank god, I've been wondering when it would finally show, they've kept the leaks from falling really well
@Gusto then why'd you take the time and effort to comment on the post?
@bodhi More hype than the South Beach? Not even possible. Besides, name a Lebron shoe that didn't have hype building around it?
@dangus mcgeee hahaa!! u suck
@devious1212 No ones gonna flame on you bro. I think we all know what to expect from a Nike Lebron sneaker by now. And since this will be a non-basketball performing sneaker, we KNOW things are going to get crazy
@_Myles You don't have to break a sweat to type. Exactly what effort was put forth? Would you wear what he has on. If so, you're lame too.
@itsdonperrion no i will suck....it was clearly stated in my above comment -_-
@dangus mcgeee @dangus Hahaah we need more ppl like you on here, ppl how say shit knowing they will start shit!! No one is that dumb, but I feel sad if you have had LJ & KD mixed for the rest of your lifetime
@dangus mcgeee Nike Lebron X "Cork" , Kevin Durant is not relevant in this article