After debuting the Soldier 11 in Game 1, James went back to Nike LeBron 14 for Games 2, 3 and 4 including the presented White, Black and Gold edition in the clincher. It’s a simple colorway, somewhat similar to the BHM’s, highlighted with “The Land” graphics on the straps, which again makes all the difference for fans who would like to see more touches like this on the GRs too.]]>
Turns out the upcoming General Release version is different. We get a very plain Black and Red colorway with a Black upper and midsole, Red outlined swoosh and a translucent outsole. It’s not THAT bad, but compared to the PE is quite boring. That gradient midsole and bold White swoosh do make a huge difference.
Look for these in stores in the upcoming weeks. By the way another Black/Black-Glass Blue version is on the launch list. It may be the Red Carpet colorway or similar.
Next week it will be exactly 10 years since the debut of the very first Nike Soldier I.
Last night, James laced up the eleventh installment, the Nike Soldier 11, in a very well designed Cleveland Cavaliers look. The shoe has 4 straps, Nike swoosh at the heel similar to the Hyperdunks, the L-crown-J logo on the back, 330 for Akron on the pull tab and the OG Dunkman logo on the 2nd lower strap.
Given the late arrival of the LeBron 14 it seems doomed for an early exit as well.
The Cavs surrendered a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter but in the end were able to withstand a late Pacers? rally to take Game 1, 109-108, on Saturday afternoon at The Q.]]>
Now we get a chance to see the successor – the LeBron Soldier 11 – which remains laceless and adds one additional strap.
I’m very curious to see if Nike decides to unveil these during the Playoffs similar to last year when King James won a championship in the Nike LeBron Soldier 10. After all the presented White, Black and Gold version looks just like past Elite models.
In recent years it was associated with the announcement of the Elite series, but this season on Kevin Durant has a different model for the post season.
LeBron James will stick with the regular Nike LeBron 14, but it’s possible that we will see the Soldier 11 in the later stages similar to what happened last year.
All “Flip the Switch” colorways sport shattered Swoosh logos and fading colors on their uppers. The collection is scheduled to be released on May 5th.]]>
The design options are very limited, there are only two base colors to choose from: Red and Black. But overall there are a lot of ways to make a good looking shoe or select one of the predefined styles, presented below.
It takes $265 to own a pair of personalized Nike LeBron 14 sneakers.]]>
The King laced up a new colorway of the Nike LeBron 14 in a very rare look sporting a White front, Navy heel and Light Blue details. It’s one of those styles that takes advantage of the unique color blocking options available for the 14’s. Sadly only one retail colorway – Out of Nowhere – uses that option. I’m definitely a fan of using different shades of blue on Nike LeBron kicks and it was very refreshing to see Nike Basketball cook it up.
LeBron has now used 51 different shoes matching the number from last year, but we still have a couple of regular season games ahead of us and of course a lengthy, hopefully, post-season campaign.]]>
It seems that there are at least a couple more styles that we can expect to hit the stores within the upcoming weeks. Additionally, the LEBRON XIV Low should be unveiled pretty soon. Usually, they drop in April, but everything got delayed this year.
The latest LeBron 14 colorway sports a MAG inspired look with a Matte Silver upper, speckled midsole and Blue outsole. It seems that every version has a translucent bottom, but with a different shade.
There’s no official release information available, but it seems that Eastbay is ready for the launch tomorrow.]]>
This was their fiftieth win of the season and here’s a stat you won’t see mentioned on SportsCenter… this was also LeBron James’ 50th different signature shoe. It took 71 games and 1 All-Star appearance, but all records are about to be broken this year even without the Elite model. It’s possible the Soldier 11 will make its grand debut in the Playoffs. This obviously depends on how far the Cavs will go this post-season.
Check out all 50 Nike LeBrons used this season and see the last game’s pics below.]]>
As for the shoes… it’s really hard to keep track. Within the last 3 weeks The King debuted 10 new pairs and his total count for the season is 49 different shoes. This includes 26 colorways of the Nike LeBron 14. I guess he’s going for the record set during the 2013-14 campaign.
The GR vs. PE discrepancy is definitely more noticeable this season after Nike released only 5 versions to public so far. With the lack of the Elite version I guess the only thing worth looking forward to is the Soldier 11 that’s slated for June. Who knows… maybe it will be LBJ’s weapon of choice for the Playoffs… just like old times, huh?
His latest Player Exclusive styles are a nod towards the Cavs’ classic Wine and Gold look with the exception of his flashy kicks from the Chicago game last Thursday.
Be sure to the out the complete list for the 2016-17 NBA Season.]]>