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Today Nike officially unveil King James’ upcoming 11th signature basketball sneak, the Lebron 11. Although it comes heavily armoured for protection, this is actually James’ lightest model to date, weighing in at a mere 14.5 oz in a men’s size US 9, which can be attributed to the usage of Nike’s feather-weight Hyperposite technology through the upper. Lower to the ground than its predecessors, cushioning down below is delivered in the killer combo punch of full length encapsulated Zoom Air units embedded in Lunarlon foam, making for a near unparalleled responsive ride. Inspired by the 2011 Terracotta Warrior Exhibition that was held in Xi’An, China, James has referenced the sculptures for his ‘Terracotta Warrior’ colourway, with purple, teal and red accenting throughout nodding to the scheme the sculptures were originally painted in, while the grey on grey pattern across the upper references the platted armour worn by the warriors.
The Nike LeBron 11 ‘Terracotta Warrior’ will be available on October 1st in Greater China followed by a November 27 worldwide release. Images via Nike, INC.