May 19, 2013 BY John Kim / 59
Could this be the Nike LeBron XI? Nike is a few months away from revealing the eleventh signature sneaker in the Nike LeBron saga, but during a recent team practice, LeBron James was spotted wearing an all-black sneaker that at this point, remains unidentified. Could it be a wear-test sample of the Nike LeBron XI, which is currently set for an October 2013 debut, a new spin on one of LeBron’s take-down models like the Soldier or Ambassador line, or is it the actual Nike LeBron 11? The design itself looks as chiseled as ever, with the monotone black colorway giving it a “Tumbler” look. There’s no confirming at this point, but it’s definitely something to think about with the new LeBron signature shoe being set to debut later this year. We’ve got more photos below so take a look and get the comments rolling in!
Photos: nike_feet on nt
Tags: LeBron James
These r in fact the 11s if u have instagram go follow flipjays they have the sample lebron 11s in color
definitely looks lebron-ish I like how theres people hating on them now but once a pink flash and teal colorways drop they'll love em -_-
This is the shoe pretty much. They wouldn't have him playing in wear test model with the proper cushioning....the air unit isn't visible but it's still 360 zoom.
Besides the EXT's Brons shoes have to Luxurious looks to them whatsoever As much as im tired of the Numbered Jordan Models. Those models were all classically ahead of their time. These look horrible to me. Hopefully their not the XI's,second hopefully goes to the fact that these maybe one of the kicks from his Soldier line.
These are DEFINITELY da new Lebron 11s.. They are jus a wear test sample. So da shoe is not fully completed. Its missin da new air unit. Introduction of da new armourposite..
Nooooooooo! Ninja these ugly as them lol Wayne's !! I love the 10's and the fact that the better lebron plays the doper the shoe. The dude bout to ether himself as far as the shoe games concerned.
It seems like the lebron xi in some ways but not in one key way. It has the new armourposite/2nd generation foamposite speculated to be on lebrons newest edition to his sig line. It probably also has flywire. However it also is supposed to feature a max zoom bag like on the lebron x and x elite, in addition to a lunar midsole. The soldier vii has already been unveiled this isn't it. So could it be an ambassador, sure, but it looks to advanced for a takedown model in the first place. It is early, but it is still a rough wear test sample of the lebron xi
This is the XI...the specs for the shoe call for a new rendition of Foamposite dubbed "Armorposite". You can see on the right shoe of some of the pics that they do have some form of Foam. It supposed to be the lightest Lebron yet but also retailing for $200.
These look like new ambassadors or something. Even in all black, I can tell this is a takedown model.
Seriously.... Who really cares.... Obviously SN had a slow day on kicks so they threw a pic of LB in some plain janes to get ppl talking about nothing... I'm more impressed that he took pics without the infamous head band over the hairline...
I'd bet it's the 11. That's why we can't get a good look. Theats why a photographer has like a 2.0 megapixel camera on them. Maybe they want to test reaction and release them earlier like the next KD.
These are not the 11's.
Petrie's designs switch between organic and geometric every year. The 7 was an organic shape, 8 with the straight lines was geometric, the 9 was organic, the 10 was very geometric. The 11 will be more organic in design.
All I know is if lebron wants to be a strong retro brand his 11 better match up wit aj 11. His 7-10 are dope but 1-23 in the jordan line up is all fire besides the 18's and 20's imo
Not really feeling these, hope its the new solider model and not the Lebron XI. Prolly is the solider cause of the strap
@DopeKG his hairline isn't fading back, his hair is thinning in certain areas. If he grows it out, it wouldn't look bad at all
@BGordy16 and you know this how?
Cool, if they are hope they end up looking classic like the tens. I dropped at least 2 grand on tens
@bodaga Most likely Social Media has taken away the Excitement seeing a shoe on A NBA Floor for the first time. Nothing is out the blue anymore. HARDLY.
@DominicD niiize it freakky, these are the elevens they are very geometric, and you feel really stupid righ now
@JFresh_136 i was thinking the same thing, to me they look like a scrapped sample version of the X Elites.
@scottybuddz Enough of the comparisons between the LeBron line and the MJ line. MJs changed shoes forever, LeBron's have evolved with the times and are obviously more concentrated on technology before anything else.
@scottybuddz but but but...the CDP 20s body all the 15s, 161s 17s, 19s, 21s, 22s, and 23s single-handily
@Mohamed_Abdi_HTTR what strap? I dont see any straps
Damm homie, 2 GS tho... Which brons u get... I only got da Blue Diamonds, Cuttin Jades & Crown Jewels(bday gift)
@bJWALKINrivers Not the 17's bro... I give you all others you said though but not the 17's. Lightning lows & Coppers are undeniable