January 21, 2014 BY John Kim
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.