May 22, 2013 BY Brendan Dunne / 27
It seems as if the LeBron’s next shoe is also planning a bit of a lifestyle takedown. Shown here is what appears to be the Nike LeBron XI NSW Lifestyle, a sneaker that riffs off the overall shape of the Nike LeBron XI while totally switching out the materials. Instead of that bulky Armorposite plating there’s a clean mixture of brown leather wrapping the upper. It took a long time into the lifespan of the current Bron sig for us to ever see the lifestyle alternate, so a sample popping up this early for the eleventh is indeed a bit strange. The first sight of the shoe comes serendipitously on the same day that Darrin Crascenzi, designer of the LeBron crown logo, was named to Fast Company’s list of Most Creative People. Check out the Nike LeBron XI NSW Lifestyle after the jump and stay tuned to Sneaker News for updated info as soon as it’s available.
I dont like the way they put an obscenely odd color on a pretty good shoe. I like the shoe, but the pink throws it waaaaay off. Bonus points because if they ever made an all brown or black pair, i could put my Y3s down for awhile and wear them to work.
Why didn't Nike simply make this the XI? I don't understand, what a good looking shoe! All this needed was a more substantial sole.