Nike LeBron 11 “Graffiti” – Beauty Shots
Sneakers and graffiti art have covered a lot of common ground over the past four decades. United and universally embraced by hip-hop culture, both represent visual designs that push boundaries and sometimes have the uninitiated in an uproar. All of this has crossed over into the mainstream, to the extent that LeBron James and his shoes are among the most coveted and recognizable today, and they display graffiti with the same ease as any other artistic influence. With this historical context in mind, a release like the Nike LeBron 11 “Graffiti” is a statement affirming the ever-increasing sophistication of street culture.
The ‘Graffiti’ LeBron 11 hearkens back to another rebellious sneaker aesthetic with its black, white and red colorway. But unlike the “Banned” Air Jordan 1 that drew $5,000 fines with each appearance, the Graffiti 11 will be welcomed by NBA dress code and embraced as one of several releases with a pattern printed on the Hyperposite sections. LeBron collectors recognize this as a trend, with the first Foamposite LeBron shoe the Zoom IV having introduced this look. It was adopted by the LeBron 8 V/2 a few years later, and with the drop on January 25th, there will be another crowd bringing what was once an underground a misunderstood artform into the public eye for all to enjoy.
The Nike LeBron 11 “Graffiti” will release on January 25th, 2014 at select Nike Basketball retailers.
hey guys , planning to buy this for my younger brother, any guys here that can tell me where to purchase this pair of shoes, i am a malaysian by the way, i have courier company, so don't worry about the logistics
hey guys, i am a malaysian , i am trying to purchase this for my younger brother , may i know where can i get it ?
I would suggest Shiekh Shoes ... I have copped all my LBJ 11's from there with no reservation just show up and pick up, store usually empty at 10am-11am when they open ... These are nice.
This is one of them releases Im glad alot of people dislike cause I love em!! and will be easy to copp
The concept had potential, but it's hard to pull off a design this dense with all the angles on the 11. It would be nice to see another take on the Freegums.
I think they sell well because they can be had for under retail shortly after release. The Forging Iron and Xmas withstanding, other colorways are discounted quickly. I got the Gammas for $160 two wks after release. Miami Nights were $175. All within two wks of release.
the price tag of the lebron 11 makes me seriously consider if i like a cw before i cop…
200 too much to just be throwing around for kicks.
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You ain't lying bruh... I don't like that store because they don't do military discount. They keep heat though.
I feel what you saying bruh.... We still gone havea hard time getting em I think. Resellers gobbling em up already so I know they will when they hit stores
@OmegaKing you're 100% correct. People are so new to this they have no clue where to look.
What's your location, because I don't see that here in the Dallas-Ft.Worth area or when I go back home to OKC.... Haven't seen a pair go below retail yet??? I pay 173 bucks with military discount so 160 with military discount with be about 135-140 bucks, hell I need that in my life
The thing is people spend more money on a shoe like the foamposite, or a yeezy..people don't usually buy foams to play in, and what the hell do you do with a yeezy that you wear only 1 time because the paint chips and the scales peel off....you spend 200 on a shoe like the lebron and you get your moneys worth..a great basketball shoe, really comfy..I've played in my at least 3 weeks str8 at the gym for 5 hrs everyday and they still look brand new everytime.
@juelz203 Lebron 12 will be $215 probably. THEY HAD A LOT OF BALLS making these $200 retail and they are selling like crazy regardless. Sign of the times.
@qtbigwattsOne good thing about the 11 is that the Finish Line site has been restocking everything but the the Forging Iron and the Christmas colorway regularly. If you miss it the first time, there's a good chance you can still cop it later for retail.
It all depends on location... I been buying shoes since I was 15 and now I'm 30. From online to bargain stores I haven't seen the decent LeBron xi's sitting. Maybe the Akron vs Miami and other wack ones. King's pride, Miami nights, forging, and Christmas gone with the wind. Hell even the Nike outlets in this area don't have em sitting
I live in Jacksonville FL. I've been lucky and a few things have slipped thru the cracks. @KicksDeals helps a lot too
Justshoes.... Preach Brother! I pay for the comfort and this xi is the most comfortable basketball shoe to date! Hooping in it, jumping, running, and even walking you feel every bit of the technology! Folks crying about 200 bucks and they are probably the main ones that owned almost every colorway of the LeBron X at 180 bucks? Honestly, what is twenty bucks nowadays??? I'd rather buy these LeBrons, also the kd's and Kobe's instead of a retro'd old technology Jordan! Folks need to buy what they like, want, and can afford and stop complaining! I'm grabbing these with the quickness, can't go wrong with a black, red, and white joint. Get em while you can, because the LeBron xi will be historic! LeBrons line will be legendary and he may be the one to surpass Jordan in the sneaker culture. Can I get an Amen. Church
Good look, but I barely use finish line; no military discount. I will keep this is mind though bruh. Thanks
I lived in Jacksonville fla for awhile.... And yeah now I see why you say what you say... retirement town! I stayed on San Pablo Rd in banyan bay back in the day.