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With the LeBron 11 Elite Nike wanted to go with more protection and more containment rather than just making the shoes slightly lighter like with the previous iterations. Apparently instead of going with carbon fiber like usual, they used a metalized TPU plate, which is still strong enough but is much more flexible. This is crucial for LeBron doing his cuts and when he’s moving laterally. The big difference in terms of the Hyperposite from the original LeBron 11 is the removal of some elements in the forefoot in order to minimize the weight but also keep that level of protection. The initial Wolf Grey, Laser Crimson, Cool Grey and Black colorway of the LeBron XI drops in just a couple of hours at nikestore.com and other Nike Basketball retailers. Fans in Europe got them yesterday and they’re still available for purchase. Take a closer look below or browse the gallery for more pics.

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Apr 12, 2014 at 3:32 am | launch datelebron-xinike-lebron-shoes

Nike Basketball has divided the Elite 3.0 collection intro three groups. Mark your calendars for April 12th, May 9th, and June 6th as the “Team”, “Hero”, and “Gold” collections will be up for grabs, respectively. Folks at sneakernews.com had a chance to sit down with Charles Williams – Nike Basketball Product Director – and discuss the inspiration behind this year’s Elites. This gives us a chance to take a closer look at a couple of early stage samples. By the way, turns out the LeBron 11 Elite was inspired by Lamborghini Egoista. They’re both pricey and pretty cool too.

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Apr 11, 2014 at 2:41 pm | lebron-xinike-lebron-shoes

LeBron James seems to be having so much fun with his shoes right now. Lacing up a new pair every game is not enough so he does two new pairs per game now. On Monday he introduced two new Nike Soldier 7 PEs, which can be customized on Nike iD, and last night he went with yet another new version of the Soldier 7 and a new Player Exclusive colorway of the Nike LeBron 11 Elite in Black and Red. Both of these shoes are a pretty sick match with Miami’s throwback uniforms. Check out the pics below and stay tuned for new episodes of our LeBron James sole watch for the upcoming games.

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Apr 10, 2014 at 10:51 am | lebron-jamesnba-basketballnba-photos

As the playoffs begin on April 19th, every game becomes increasingly worth its weight in gold. LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant represent Nike Basketball’s gold standard. Their collective commitment, work ethic and winning ways have resulted in seven world championship trophies with their sights set on more to come. The Nike Basketball Elite Series Gold Collection is designed to their championship specifications. Gold hues, premium materials, advanced construction and athlete insights inform this advanced trio of signature shoes in a single collection featuring the LEBRON 11 Elite, KOBE 9 Elite and KD VI Elite. Designed to fit the reigning MVP and world champ’s game, the LEBRON 11 Elite Gold edition is strong and sleek, all in black and set off by gold-colored detailing. The shoes will be available on June 6th at nikestore.com and select retail locations globally.

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Apr 9, 2014 at 1:34 pm | lebron-xinike-lebron-shoes

Nike has divided the Elite branch into several groups. There’s the Hero collection similar to last year’s Heroes Pack and there’s the Team Collection, which is all about shoes in team colors for LeBron, Kobe and KD. Kobe’s kicks are Purple and Gold, Durant’s are Blue and Orange, but LeBron’s are not that much of an obvious match after all. The hyperized Miami Heat color scheme comes in Wolf Grey, which is given a touch of contrast through the red and black camo accents. The Nike LeBron XI “Team Collection” drops next week, but if you’re in a hurry you can get these early for retail without much of an hustle. Check out some new sharp pics below.

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Apr 5, 2014 at 12:22 am | lebron-xinike-lebron-shoes

The Nike Basketball Elite “Team Collection” arrives in exactly one week. This includes the Men’s LEBRON 11 ELITE TEAM, which is a new construction featuring a lower cut and new articulated external cage for added support. Kids will get a new version too, however, there’s no Elite option for the LeBron 11 GS and as usual it’s just a new colorway that looks like Men’s Elites. The Nike LeBron XI GS in the Wolf Grey colorway with Camo details drops alongside the Men’s style next Saturday for $140. Do you prefer this look on regular 11′s based on the Grade School version below or the Men’s Elite?

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Apr 4, 2014 at 11:51 pm | lebron-xinike-lebron-shoes

Earlier this year, a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #LeBronMeetEbony went viral, yes… we did participate too, as social media users from around the world tried to set up a meeting between LeBron James and Ebony Nettles-Bey, a high school basketball player from Wisconsin battling Stage 4 cancer. Saturday, before the Heat’s game against the Bucks in Milwaukee, that meeting happened, as Nettles-Bey met James, led the Heat onto the floor, and warmed up with the team on the court. Additionally, King James wrote her a special message on his LeBron 11 Elite Away PEs saying… #CancerWho and Ebony=Strong. Check out the photos below.

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Mar 30, 2014 at 2:52 am | lebron-jamesnba-basketballnba-photos

Ever since the introduction of LeBron James’ Playoffs series his shoes were titled as P.S., which stands for Post Season. The first two – LeBron VII P.S. and LeBron 8 P.S. – were slightly cheaper than their regular season counterparts. Two years ago Nike added the Elite tag, which added premium materials, but also boosted the prices… a lot! Now with the LeBron 11, Nike Basketball drops the P.S. label and the new LeBron James Playoffs shoes are simply titled as LEBRON XI Elite. Below, there are a couple of new images showing the retail version of the new Elites, which includes a new White drawer box with multi-colored front. Which version of the new LeBron 11 Elite is your favorite thus far?

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Mar 29, 2014 at 1:34 pm | lebron-xinike-lebron-shoes

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