Starting his eleventh year in the league, with two gold medals, two championship rings and four MVP trophies, LeBron James continues to succeed by constantly improving his game.
Like his game, the latest shoe in his signature lineup has been honed to near perfection. A new layer of ultra-springy Lunarlon foam sits on top of the Nike Zoom units for major cushioning with every step. One of Nike’s latest innovations—Hyperposite—adds durability and breathability where it counts. And when it comes to design, a variety of bold colorways turns heads on the court.
Nike’s designers channeled LeBron’s on-court persona to tell his story via the King’s Pride colorway. The dark loden upper and floral collar lining represent the lion and its surrounding wildlife. The inner tongue graphic spells out the number six while highlighting the Roman numeral XI, and the sockliner reads “LeBron” when it’s right side up and “James” when it’s upside down. A closer look at the Swoosh reveals a modern chainmail pattern in which the initials “LJ” make up the links and repeat at graduating weights.
The Nike Basketball LeBron XI “King’s Pride” launches in-store only Saturday, October 12th @ 12pm noon EST. Retail is $200. Purchases are limited to one (1) pair per customer.