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Before we proceed to the LeBron 12 Lifestyle, which is only a couple of days away, let’s take a closer look at probably the most overlooked colorway of the LeBron 11 Lifestyle. As you may know Nike implemented a Cork version, but even this special style wasn’t able to draw much attention. There’s an alternate LeBron XI NSW Lifestyle “Red Cork” colorway that’s even more interesting and was also released this summer. The Red Cork features a red and black cork based upper finished off by a white vulcanized sole. The shoe’s red base is overlaid with black at the quarter-panel and heel. A black textile tongue offers a respite from wood, capped off with LeBron’s NSW lion logo.

616766-601 University Red/University Red-Black
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Oct 8, 2014 at 4:26 pm | lebron-xinike-lebron-shoes

Nike doesn’t like to repeat inspirations. That’s the main rule they live by. Even if it’s for the hottest shoes like South Beach and Corks. Last year, Nike designed a Cork version of the Nike LeBron X and let’s face it we shouldn’t expect a celebratory Cork shoe every year now. Even if King James keeps on adding rings. That would be dull. However, Corks are about to make a return to the LeBron James’ signature collection in the form of the presented LeBron XI NSW Lifestyle by Nike Sportswear. The “Cork” LeBron 11 Lifestyle features a full brown upper with full cork overlays. Stay tuned for official release information. Has your attention been drawn?

Mar 19, 2014 at 2:11 pm | lebron-xinike-lebron-shoes

It’s fitting to post the celebratory LeBron James shoes that were inspired by the popping of Champagne bottles as the Miami Heat have just secured their second NBA Championship. Nike is about to release the Championship Pack, as they did last year, but as crazy as that sounds getting the Nike LeBron X Cork was like a walk in the park compared to the upcoming Finals limited edition shoes. Acquiring the Championship Pack is more like winning the lottery. Additionally, Nike Sportswear is about to launch the second version of the LeBron X EXT in Denim and Pink this Saturday. Seems like it was the perfect plan all along. The LeBron X EXT Cork QS features a genuine Cork upper with premium materials on the tongue and inside lining as well as celebratory “World Champions” and “LeBron James” labels on the insole. Continue reading for a truly high definition look at the Cork X’s.

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Jun 21, 2013 at 8:42 am | lebron-xnike-lebron-shoesphotography

Among 23 different shoes that LeBron James wore this season there are two Suede colorways, which trade off performance in favor of looks. Still, it doesn’t seem like we’re going to see him wear the other Nike Sportswear options – i.e. Nike LeBron X EXT QS Cork – on the court. There’s nothing wrong with wearing them off the court, though. King James was recently spotted wearing the Cork X’s and I must say this is one of my favorite looks in a really, really long time.

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Mar 17, 2013 at 7:07 am | lebron-xnike-lebron-shoes

Being a LeBron-head is hard these days. The majority of this season’s releases was fairly easy to get. However, the most important of them all – the Championship Cork – turned out to be as limited as we have all feared. Right now you either got them for retail and hopefully you’re already breaking necks on the streets, or they’re sitting in a glass case. The other group is still hitting that F5 button hoping for a re-stock or patiently waiting for the black market prices to drop. Right now the $600-800 range is still considered a steal. The last group has probably moved on awaiting the unveiling of the new LeBron X styles or eyeing the release of the LeBron X P.S. So which one are you? Check out yet another detailed look at the highly sought after style.

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Mar 6, 2013 at 6:12 pm | lebron-xnike-lebron-shoes

The great majority of the Cork LeBron X’s come in regular brown Nike Sportswear boxes. However, Nike prepared an alternate packaging and marked some of the releasing pairs with a special upgrade. Among the people who bought Corks, those who found the “golden ticket” inside won a special golden mirrored box with the King James “Griffin” logo etched on the top. According to the information on the ticket there were only 21 sets available. Rumor has it that apart from the mirrored box there was a similar contest for the wooden box packaging, which was previewed a while ago.

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Feb 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm | lebron-xnike-lebron-shoes

This Saturday marks the highly anticipated release of LeBron James’ first NBA championship shoe, utilizing a genuine cork upper. Two days ago we received the first batch of good news when Nike decided to lower the MSRP from $305 to $250. Now it seems like the quantity of the drop has been altered as well. Initially, we expected Quickstrike numbers similar to what Nike did with the Crown Jewel, however, more and more stores are confirming a higher volume of releasing pairs. Check out the new crispier look at the highly anticipated Nike LeBron X EXT Cork QS below. Good luck LeBronheads!

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Feb 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm | launch datelebron-xnike-lebron-shoes

Finally some positive news about the upcoming Nike LeBron X CORK drop. Instead of charging us $305 for LeBron James’ championship shoes, Nike Sportswear has lowered the price to a less painful $250 level. Seems like the Swoosh is very cautious when it comes to crossing that magical $300+ barrier. It’s already the second time when they do that. Anyway, I don’t think that changes anything for the Saturday launch. It’s not like re-sellers (this includes online boutiques) are gonna charge less now. Right now pre-orders are in the ridiculous range of $600-$1000. Basically, only those who will be able to place their order online at or those who won sweepstakes ticket at Footlocker will feel the difference. Hopefully, there will be more around.

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Feb 20, 2013 at 2:16 pm | lebron-xnike-lebron-shoes

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