Yesterday Nike released the first pictures of the brand-spankin' new Nike LeBron 11s. The Swoosh says the shoe is “designed to protect LeBron James and his combination of power and speed” and claims LeBron's new sneaker has been “built from the inside out.” In its first run -- the first of which is set to drop on October 12th -- the LeBron 11s will come in two colorways: "King’s Pride” and “Terracotta Warrior.” Take a look at the shoes below. What do you think?
LEBRON 11 KING’S PRIDE colorway
James plays with fearlessness, determination and the heart of a lion. The King’s Pride colorway draws inspiration from the lion–its dark loden upper color and the floral print on the collar lining reflect the pride of the wildlife.
LEBRON 11 TERRACOTTA WARRIOR colorway
James was impressed by the Terracotta Warrior Exhibition which he visited when he was in Xi’An, China, in 2011. The exhibit, plus James’s playing style–which reflects a warrior with grit, confidence, hard work and determination–inspired the Terracotta Warrior colorway. The design of the shoe is inspired by the Terracotta Warriors as we see them today—in neutral stone colors along with pop colors of purple/teal/red to represent how they were originally painted. The graphic texture on the upper articulates the linked, plated armor that the warriors wore.