March 16, 2013 BY John Kim / 27
In 2012, Nike Basketball launched the Elite line of footwear, boldly bursting through the restraints of convention and breaking new grounds on build quality, material, and retail price. Ranging from $180 in the Nike Hyperdunk 2011 Elite to $250 for the top-shelf Nike LeBron 9 Elite, the Nike Basketball Elite Collection fortified Nike’s reputation as the single dominating force in the Basketball footwear field on both a performance and aesthetic point-of-view. According to the Sneaker News staff, the Elite trio was one of the thirty best releases of the year, but what’s more significant is the potential of the Elite line for years to come.
This year’s post-season sneaker for LeBron James will again up the ante on premium basketball offerings in the Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite, upgrading the current design with a carbon-fiber strengthened frame built to carry him through the grueling schedule of the NBA Playoffs. One major focus of the Elite and previous P.S concepts was the strive for “lightweight” as seen by the Hyperfuse vents on the upper. This first colorway is a rather curious choice of the “Knicks”, but the graphic print on the inner lining suggests something a bit different in terms of a backstory. Stay tuned for more on the Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite and the rest of the Nike Basketball Elite 2013 Collection, and grab a pair in advance right now from prc.kicks on eBay.
Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite
Hyper Blue/Pure Platinum-Blackened Blue
Not feeling these as much as the 9 Elite, not feelin the look of the upper, the Lebron line is one of my favorite lines ever but in the back of my mind i always feel they could be designed better as for as appearance is concerned ...
Im having a hard time figuring out why LeBron allowed these to even be sketched up. I'll pass on ANY cw they put out.
the colorway is way too much definite eyesore. but i ike the design especially with the different cuts. haven't seen those on the brons since the 7's.
I do like da lower cut on da ankle & da add carbon fiber. But nothin too different wit them.... and still no diamond swoosh or lace lock... jus bad. These are wat da 10s should of looked like in da 1st place... price is gonna b 300 from wat I'm hear in.... damm shame.. doin to da 10s wat they did to da 9s. Bring da JV team out 1st, then bring da Varisity out later to show u da finish product & charge more doe...
If Lebron played in this shoe and it didnt release people would shit a brick! So because its getting light & will come out people wanna put it down? Well alrighty then
Dud is asking for six on ebay so i'm guessing they're gonna be around $300 - $350 when they hit stores
now i feel like Nike purposely made the regular versions less good than they can, just so they can release these "elites" version.....
i hope these are fakes...i said it before that the fake shoe sites have had these up for a while and even if it was nike's idea they should do something different. all i can think looking at them is FAKE
You people are acting like this is some brand new technologically advanced design. WTH this is the regular 10 with carbon fiber glued on being sold for $70 more. Nike got all ya'll in they pockets smh
Dont care for the design, too much going on with carbon fiber. Alot of jagged edges and triangular shapes...maybe just maybe another CW might persuade me but as of right now, not interested
Why do they make these first in a New York/old school Cavs color way? Or maybe KD is going to wear these in the finals.
@TimothySou jus like wat they did wit da 9s last yr