January 21, 2014 BY John Kim / 32
In just a few short months, the league’s sixteen best will tighten their laces in preparation for the arduous road to the NBA Finals. LeBron James will certainly be ready for the daunting task of completing the ever-elusive three-peat, and he’ll likely do so in the upcoming Nike LeBron 11 Elite – seen here for the first time. The Elite models are, simply put, enhanced versions of the original signature models, and here we see a bevy of upgrades that’ll surely make the LeBron 11 Elite one of the best performing basketball shoes ever.
Featured in the LeBron 11 Elite is an altered mid-foot plate that climbs up the heel for added stability, Hyperposite uppers with some added flex-points at the toe, and the addition of a Flywire-laden lacing “wing” (think LeBron 9) that should provide the ultimate in custom lockdown fit. This particular colorway boasts a multi-colored outsole with a dark grey upper and red accents on the Swoosh and inner lining, but be assured that much more energetic colorways are on the way. We’ll have release information and more on these upcoming LeBron shoes, so enjoy the photos below and chime in with your thoughts.
Lol man why are the sample pics always taken with a shitty camera and bad lighting and weird angles. I mean the dude was at his house from the looks of that strawberry shortcake stool lol...its like looking at pictures of Nessi and big foot lol
horrendous. and is that a strawberry shortcake stool its propped up on?. LBJ shoes have gone downhill since the 8.
Is that punk, I mean pink? It said red in the article but it looks punk not red. The shoe looks stupid though regardless of color.
I find it really funny how nike purposely puts a groove in the heel and then "reinforce" it in the elite version. The same thing happened with the lebron 10 and now they're doing again
Yo, I've always wondered that myself...especially after smartphones became more accessible. It's like they're using an old clamshell style phone!
@John2581 maybe even 300, but above 250 for sure
I wish a lot more folks felt that that way so they could be easy to get! The 9,10, and 11 was hard to get down here in the dfw... I just ordered some more 10's. The 10 and 11 are super comfortable
I own 3 LeBron xi's and Saturday will be 4 (graffiti), but these are weird looking as of now as justshoes said. Maybe, when detailed pictures are revealed we can get a better vibe from em. Performance will be no question though!
@qtbigwattsI hear you, to each his own, the colorway is really w.e, but thats not what im worried bout, there will be sick cw's for this shoe eventually, just the design of the shoe is alone for me to cop when they drop, i think they fresh as fuck...fuckit ill be the only supporter of this pair lol, im wit it