October 24th, 2013 by Brendan Dunne / 17
Long gone are the days when a signature sneaker’s range of releases consisted mostly of two-toned, team-based colorways. Also gone are the days when a signature sneaker could sit back on the laurels of a small handful of colorways. Adding on to those looks in the modern era of shoe design are seemingly endless “story” sneakers – pairs that wear more exotic color combinations that are associated usually with the off-court life of the associated player. LeBron James’ Nike Basketball line is exemplar of that trend; there’s the “South Beach” alluding to his move to Miami, the yearly “Dunkman” riffing off MJ’s logo, the “Cork” that celebrated his first championship, and countless others.
While those sorts of energetic looks have certainly been celebrated, there’s still something to be said for the good old fashioned team colorways; after all, it’s those that will more often be spotted on court for the associated player. It will be colorways like those that King James will be wearing most frequently as attempts to put together a third championship season in three years. This, the Nike LeBron 11 “Away” is one of those. The sneakers have a combination of University Red and Bright Crimson gripping the upper, the former providing the base color for the Hyperposite section while the latter does the speckling on top. Continue reading to see a full gallery of beauty shots on the Nike LeBron 11 “Away” and stay tuned to Sneaker News for continued previews and in-depth looks at this year’s biggest sneaker releases.
The Nike LeBron 11 “Away” will release on November 1st for $200 at select Nike Basketball retailers.