Release Date for New Nike Lebron XI Nears; Pass the Time with Wonderful Pictures

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 11, 2013

Many of you are already planning to stand in line to get a pair of what may be the hottest shoe of the fall: Nike's LeBron 11 King's Pride sneakers. 

Here is our attempt to give you all the information you need to make sure you have the requisite money in your wallet to have a pair. If not, maybe some of the pictures and video below will whet that appetite enough to have you kicking yourself. 

A tip of the hat to Nike Blog for informing us of something many of you already know: LeBron 11s drop on Saturday, October 12, for an MSRP of $200. 

For those who can't wait to see what we are talking about, here is the shoe as pictured in a Nike tweet

Thanks to Sneakersvilla's Instagram feed, we now know that these olive sneakers pair well with camouflage pants. OK, nothing goes with camo, but they do manage to mute some rather brash shoes. 

If you want to compare the sneakers to some classic kicks, picking the Air Jordan 10s seems like a reasonable thing to do, via Andy Kuo's Instagram. We also get a look at a simple but clean outsole for the 11s. 

There was also this sneak peek offered back in May. 

You can also take a look at the hype video James and Nike delivered earlier this week. 

Really, it looks like you are wearing Superman's fortress of solitude—if the fortress received a dark green/olive paint job with red and black highlights, of course. 

We leave it up to you to determine whether these are worth a couple of bills this Saturday. Let me just say that it's pretty hard to make that colorway look desirable. For the most part, Nike pulled it off and then some. 

The machine-looking midsole mixed with the muted manner they fit in the swoosh pulls it all together quite nicely. 

Considering what was being said at Nike Blog back in August, they are pretty light too.

The blog states it's the lightest LeBron out there, adding, "The 14.5-ounce shoe starts with a Nike Hyperposite (previously dubbed 'Armorposite') upper, a lightweight derivative of Foamposite that protects and contains while moving with the foot to offer superlative responsiveness."

Something tells me I still won't be able to dunk after buying them. 

Either way, these are the latest from King James and Nike. We'll wait until after Saturday to see how many of you consider them the greatest. 

 

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