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Quickstrike’s DJ Clark Kent and Russ Bengtson, SNKRBST editor-in-chief Jay Corbin, Crooked Tongues writer Gary Warnett, Ronnie Fieg of Kith, Sole Collector editor-in-chief Nick DePaula, Four-Pins editor-in-chief Lawrence Schlossman and Complex director of content strategy Joe La Puma all gathered to debate the best kicks of 2013. For years ago, the LEBRON VII was voted as the number one. Last year, the LEBRON X was selected in third place. For 2013, the new LEBRON XI gets the crown once again. It’s fitting that the best sneaker of the year was made for best basketball player in the game today. For this occasion check out a couple of unseen LeBron 11 design sketches and concepts.
|From Nike LeBron X…|
King James is inching closer to his second NBA ring, and after his win against the Pacers, now is a better time than ever for Nike Basketball and Nike Sportswear to come together and give us some LeBron retros. James has had a number of dope sneakers we’d like to see retro, but it seems appropriate to begin with the one that started it all. The Nike Air Zoom Generation released 10 years ago when King James first took his talents from Akron down the road a bit to Cleveland. South Beach has proven to be more lucrative for James, but don’t worry Cleveland fans, we’ve got some colorways you’ll appreciate here too. With that said, check out 10 Colorways of LeBron’s Air Zoom Generation that are worth Retro’ing at Complex. Continue reading for more info.Read the rest of this entry »
The Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite is about to join the LeBron 9 and LeBron X (regular models) as the third LeBron James signature shoe to be included into the Nike iD platform. Similar to the regular version, the LeBron X PS Elite will be offered in three versions – regular, Nike Plus Enabled and Sport Pack. If you already plan to design multiple pairs you need to check your bank account first, because it will cost you $300, $320 or even $390 to order one pair depending on the Nike+ options you choose. Designers can customize just about every element of the shoe including the standard components like the upper, underlay, Flywire, Swoosh, laces, lining, midsole, and outsole. Additionally, speckles can be added to the carbon fiber support wings. The Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite iD will be available on April 23rd, 2013, but you can already preview the options at nikestore.com. Continue reading for a couple of examples.Read the rest of this entry »
Nike Basketball’s releases over the past 20 years represent the definition and redefinition of the hoops shoe. A 20-year work-in-progress. In 2003, the Nike Zoom Generation was born. The Nike Zoom Generation had to deliver. It represented the start of a relationship with a young phenomenon named LeBron James. The Nike Zoom Generation’s lead designer, Aaron Cooper, was one of the first Nike employees to be in contact with LeBron. After being shown some of Cooper’s earlier works, LeBron was asked what he was looking for beyond the looks. Without missing a beat James responded, “Comfort.”Read the rest of this entry »
You probably have already designed numerous colorways of the LeBron X on Nike iD, but still waiting to pull the trigger. Well, that’s me too. The options are overwhelming at times so it’s really difficult to make a decision. Especially since it costs from $220 up to $400+ (Sport Pack in Europe!) to order a pair. Fortunately, new images of the sample colorways have surfaced the Internet to help you make up your mind. Again, it’s the basic non-Nike+ version, but compared to the regular $180 Nike LeBron X, the standard LBJ10 iD comes with a flat plastic Swoosh instead of a printed design. Check out two new colorways after the break.Read the rest of this entry »
Yesterday’s launch of the Nike LeBron X iD allows you to make a design that will be yours and yours forever, but here we have a first look at some actual completed samples. A tonal-red version, a spin on “South Beach”, and perhaps a mix of Miami Hurricanes and “Cannon” is displayed here, so gives these samples a review and head to nikeid.com now to get yours.Read the rest of this entry »
The Nike iD option is already live for the Nike LeBron X. So far only the U.S. Nikestore account offers to customize a pair of the latest LeBron James signature shoes. Fortunately, there are three options to choose from: regular ($220), Nike+ enabled ($240) and Nike+ Sport Pack ($310). You don’t have get the most expensive version if you don’t plan on measuring your game. However, only the $240 and $310 options come with the diamond cut Swoosh and the lace lock. Another good news are the color options, which are much more interesting than last year’s regular or limited bundles for the LeBron 9 iD. Go ahead and start designing. Feel free to share you designs via the comment box, twitter, facebook, or use the contact form.
|From Nike LeBron X…|
Nike defines basketball performance innovation with the introduction of LeBron James’ ninth signature shoe. The LEBRON 9 integrates Flywire technology and Hyperfuse construction – a Nike Basketball first – in the upper for superior support, along with a combination of Max Air 180 and a Nike Zoom unit for comfortable and responsive cushioning. “From the very beginning of the design process for the LEBRON 9 we wanted to break the mold with a shoe that maximized the strengths of a triple threat player like LeBron,” said Jason Petrie, Nike Basketball Designer. “LeBron brings a rare combination of speed, agility and force to the game and my goal is to outfit him in a shoe that lets him do what he does best while maximizing our superior innovations.” Continue reading for more details and a designer video to uncover the truth.
|From Nike LeBron 9…|