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Back in December we saw the release of the Nike LeBron 11 “Akron vs. Miami” mashing up a colorway inspired by both LeBron James’ home town and his new town. Tomorrow, we’ll see the exact opposite of that release in the Nike LeBron 11 Atomic Orange. Nike has flipped the colorway inside out so the new version has an entirely Atomic Orange upper with Green Abyss accents and hits of Glacier Ice can also be found on the bottom of the shoe and the tongue. This pair is definitely one of the brighter releases from the LEBRON XI collection and is uniquely releasing on a Friday instead of Saturday… like usual. The Miami vs. Akron colorway of the LeBron 11 can’t be missed. Back in the HWC days it would probably be just one of LBJ’s crazy PEs.
|616175-800 Atomic Orange/Green Abyss-Glacier Ice|
|From Nike LeBron X…|
Turns out that Orange and Blue colorway of the Nike LeBron XI is in fact the second part of the Akron and Miami sneaker story. Nike Basketball switches up the route linking LeBron’s personal and professional hometowns with the LeBron 11 “Miami vs Akron.” Obviously some say it’s a “New York Knicks” or “Cavaliers Hardwood Classics” inspired theme, but neither Nike nor LeBron are going to confirm that. Take a closer look at the “Miami vs. Akron” LeBron 11, which angles the story of LeBron’s hometowns from the Miami point of view.Read the rest of this entry »
After several unofficial looks, it’s time for Nike’s official unveiling of the Nike LeBron XI “Forging Iron”. Before the season starts, the heat is already on. Nike pays tribute to the process that forms iron with the LEBRON 11 Forging Iron colorway. Its unique blend of colors is taken from the molten metal’s metamorphosis. The fiery shades of orange represent the iron when the metal is at its most malleable-fresh from the furnace. A subtle fade effect represents sparks, while a metallic green hit on the Swoosh represents the transitional, temporary part of the process-cooling to a new shade and finished with an ice outsole. There are no short cuts to forging iron. It’s a craft, a skilled process that requires a precise application of force and fire to achieve strength. It’s about accuracy under pressure when the temperature is at its peak and is the perfect metaphor for LeBron James. The LEBRON 11 Forging Iron will be available globally at select retail locations and nike.com in November. There’s no word on whether the special packaging is for all pairs or only a limited run.Read the rest of this entry »
The Big Bang-esque colorway of the Nike LeBron XI, that broke the news yesterday, is actually called Forging Iron, which is consistent with the general inspiration behind the LEBRON 11. However, others like long7 who’s provided this brand new look, call these Preheat… indicating that the shoes take from LeBron’s history before he joined forces with the Miami Heat. This is nothing new… the recently released Parachute Gold make up has at least 3 different nicknames that are being used interchangeably. Take a closer look at the “Forging Iron” LEBRON XI below and let us know if that changes your opinion compared to the single image we saw yesterday. Moreover, there’s one additional photos showing a custom packaging that’s been showcased in Beijing during the Nike Media unveiling.
|626376-800 Urban Orange/Light Armory Blue-Laser Orange|
|From Nike LeBron X…|
Here’s a preview of a brand new Atomic Orange colorway of the Nike LeBron XI. It’s one of the upcoming styles, 616175-800, and if the rumors are valid it’s slated for a release in January. The shoes feature a predominantly Orange upper similar to the Galaxy 9′s. Additionally, Silver details kick in on the Swoosh logos and the lacelock with what appears to be a translucent outsole in the bottom. Photo via @oklai19. Let us know if it’s one of the better colorways that you would consider for a pick up?
If you look closely at the release schedule for the Nike Zoom Soldier VII, you’ll notice that by the end of this month we’ll have eleven different colorways available for purchase. Crazy thing is this doesn’t include any of the Team Bank styles or the $135 pack as I like to call it. There are eight different Soldier VII TB colorways listed at nikestore.com and if you check out Eastbay there’s a total of 17 styles that are ready to be copped. Instead of looking at catalog images, take a closer look at four selected styles from the Team Bank pack including… Gym Red, Brilliant Orange, Gorge Green and Game Royal colorways. Let us know if you prefer the signature colorways or Team Banks for your on court needs.Read the rest of this entry »
There’s probably a better name to describe this newly released group of SOLDIER VII colorways, like for example the Hero Pack, but the main thing that sticks out to me is the upgraded retail price. Apart from the usual Team Bank options, Nike Basketball has recently released a set of 5 colorways featuring a dark Black/Grey upper with Orange, Red, Blue, Green, or Grey details. All five Soldier 7′s feature a similar unique pattern on the midfoot strap and a translucent outsole. Select styles have been previously spotted at Finishline and Champs, but the whole set is currently available at eastbay.com. The generic Zoom Soldier VII retails at $125, which is a $5 upgrade compare to the last year’s model, but you need to add an additional $10 to get one of these. Which one is your favorite style?Read the rest of this entry »
Last year, Nike introduced the infamous Galaxy theme followed up by the Extraterrestrials this season for the NBA All-Star Weekend. It was a very influential moment for the sneaker industry. Seems like they’re going to use that for the future releases including this new Nike Zoom Soldier VII. Additionally, the shoes feature a very popular Blue and Orange make up, which was usually associated with the Cavs’ Hardwood Classic or the New York Knicks. The Galaxy Soldier VII is already available in China (style code is 599264-403). Stay tuned for updates on a possible U.S. drop.Read the rest of this entry »