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Nothing has been officially confirmed, but LeBron James is still searching for the right fit with the Nike LeBron XI. It’s no secret he’s a huge fan of the Zoom Max cushioning setup used in the LEBRON X PS, which combined with his custom orthotics is far more challenging to get with the Lunarlon & Zoom Air tooling. It’s good to know he’s chosen comfort over marketing. That’s a smart play especially with the three-peat on the horizon. Last year’s LEBRON 10 was a big hit on and off the courts helping Nike Basketball reach the $300 million mark in sales for 2012, which was attributed to a huge sales boost for the LeBron X. Has James’ decision to play in “old shoes” negatively affected sales of the LEBRON 11? No! According to Matt Powell of SportsOneSource there’s a 35% increase in revenue and 18% increase in units sold in comparison to the LEBRON 10 during the same time period last year. The price difference ($200 vs. $180) explains the large money differential, but the units increase is far more impressive piece of news. About 150k units have been sold thus far and the Parachute Gold version was the largest release to date.Read the rest of this entry »
After trying out the LEBRON 11 in nearly 5 straight quarters throughout games versus Phoenix and Cleveland, King James is back to wearing the LEBRON X PS Elite. While new questions regarding the Nike LeBron XI arise with each day, I wonder if fans would like to join LBJ and get on the LEBRON 10 PS bandwagon. Nike Basketball has not been able to resolve the situation, or provide an explanation, however, they could restock LeBron’s old kicks on Nike iD. Apparently it’s an awesome basketball shoe. Usually, new kicks replace the previous model, but I think it would be a good idea to restock the LeBron X P.S. Elite alongside the LeBron XI. I have a feeling some fans would really appreciate another chance to design a pair. I know I would. Continue reading and take a closer look at my latest Nike iD build titled “4x MVP, 2x Champ” sporting a classic Miami Heat look.Read the rest of this entry »
Personally, I don’t like revisiting the memory of the Championship Pack because it was a painful experience as a LeBron James fan. Nike Basketball executed the pack nicely, however, by making it nearly impossible to get they denied us a true celebration. The 2013 Championship Pack consists of two shoes – LEBRON X PS Finals and LEBRON X Low Floral. Rumors about the so called Reverse Championship pack materialised when the Red Finals low-tops surfaced the web last month. Now we have the missing part… the LEBRON 10 PS dressed in the Floral theme. Supposedly these are VERY rare hence the blurry look. Below, there’s an additional image showing one of the custom versions.Read the rest of this entry »
LeBron James loves the Nike LeBron X… that’s a given now. While seeking solution to the LEBRON 11 he opted for the Elite version, which costs $260 compared to $180 for the regular model of the LEBRON 10. It is slightly better than the original model, however, it’s up to you to decide if the improvements are worth the additional 80 bucks. Recently, there were a lot of restocks so if you look around you might find a great deal on the LEBRON X PS. My only issue with the Post Season version was the selection of colorways. Nike released four different styles, but comparing to some of LeBron’s PEs we missed out on a couple of simple and clean designs. Same applies to the presented Total Crimson make up. It looks great, sure, but I would prefer at least one toned back style. Enjoy the pics.Read the rest of this entry »
LeBron James’ awkward feet made headlines this summer, however, his issues with his shoes are a well known problem. The last time Nike equipped The King with a Foamposite design he switched kicks in mid-season from the Zoom LeBron IV to the Zoom 20.5.5 in order to protect his toes. This year, after four games played, he wore his new LeBron 11 shoes for a total of 7 quarters out of 16 possible. Yesterday, there was no switching shoes as he went straight ahead with the Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite. According to our well-informed sources he’s having problems in the toebox area once again. It’s no secret that James’ game kicks are different than the retail pairs, he uses a custom orthotic insoles, so the big question is… why the problem surfaced so late? After all, LeBron James is deeply involved in the design process and he gets to test the shoes much, much sooner. Stay tuned for more updates as the story unfolds. I wonder if Nike is going to make an official statement addressing this matter. There’s one upside, though, last night he finally wore the White, Black and Gold edition of the LEBRON X PS for the very first time.
LeBron James played his second road game with the Miami Heat, and for the second straight time he wore the LEBRON 11 Away just for a quick moment before switching back to the good old LEBRON X. While it was fairly innocent for one game, two games in a row can have fans speculating about a bigger issue. Something seems to be bothering James with the new Nike LeBron XI, but the question is does it affect his game? Well, after last night’s loss to the Brooklyn Nets he’s 0-2. Check out the pics below. LeBron wore the LeBron 11 in Black and Red before changing his kicks in favor of the LeBron X PS Elite in Black and Gold in the second quarter. The complete LeBron James’ shoes timeline for the 2013-14 NBA season is already available here.
Earlier this month we profiled a very special custom version of the Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite made by Dank Customs commemorating LeBron James’ second NBA Championship. Today is the NBA Media Day for the Miami Heat and James has made his appearance wearing the aforementioned custom kicks. It’s already the second time he’s wearing customized shoes after he broke out Mache’s Ironman joins in practice during the NBA Finals. Continue reading for more pics from media day and the shoes as well.Read the rest of this entry »
There are so many pairs of the Shooting Stars colorway of the LEBRON X PS Elite floating around, that I feel like there was an actual release, but someone forgot to tell us all. It’s definitely one of the more interesting styles for the whole LEBRON 10 line, especially since it’s the Post Season version… and only four of them were released to public. Playing for the AAU team sporsored by King James team has its perks. James equipped his roster with the presented Shooting Stars PE for the Nike Peach Jam AAU tournament that took place last month in South Carolina. The Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite Shooting Stars PE was designed exclusively for the players on his King James Shooting Stars squad. The shoes feature a bright orange upper, black carbon fiber panel, white midsole highlighted with a translucent green outsole and laces. Is this Player Exclusive one of the best styles that we have seen to date. Let us know in the comments below.Read the rest of this entry »