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Nike LeBron XI – Up Close & Personal

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Posted: July 22, 2013 at 4:18 am   /   by   /   comments (35)

The LeBron XI will be the shoe to go head-to-head with the Air Jordan XX8… trust me… I feel it.

Only one attribute will decide their fate as the Shoe of the Year and I believe that will come down to mobility. If the LeBron XI can remain mobile – for any player – then they will be the best shoe… period. I mean, we have Fuse, Armorposite (thinner & lighter that Foamposite), Dynamic Flywire, Lunarlon & full length Zoom Air… only thing they lack is Carbon Fiber… but you gotta save something for the Elite.

Do I feel these will be mobile enough for all players? Based on my previous experiences with modular cushion setups, yes.

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  • July 22, 2013 at 4:27 am RJ

    Lunarlon + Zoom? DAMN!!! It SHOULD BE exxtremely soft and responsive. Too bad I ain’t got any money to cop these beasts. :(

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  • July 22, 2013 at 4:27 am Trezz

    My jaw just fell and hit my damn keyboard. WTH? This will be a performance beast. Even at my smaller size, I love the Lebron X so I can only imagine how much I’m gonna love these. Next concern will be the pricetag but honestly, I’ll just skip a few other releases for these in the right colorway. The wife is not gonna be pleased with Nike for this one.

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  • July 22, 2013 at 4:34 am marc

    must buy!

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  • July 22, 2013 at 4:47 am Dajenning

    Wow

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  • July 22, 2013 at 4:52 am PinoyHooper3

    Logic: There has to be a reason why they made it modular. There must an additional midsole setup (Hopefully MAX Zoom). I could be wrong, but my hypothesis makes sense. If there still isn’t any max zoom, I dont care, this shoe still looks legit from a performance standpoint.

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  • July 22, 2013 at 4:52 am kevin

    man these in a good colorway would look beast only thing i dont like but its so minimal the traction pattern i mean minimal because if it work then iwont care about the pattern hey nigthwing did you saw the howard 4 they look beast

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  • July 22, 2013 at 4:55 am michael

    man these in a good colorway would look beast only thing i dont like but its so minimal the traction pattern i mean minimal because if it work then iwont care about the pattern hey nigthwing did you saw the howard 4 they look beast

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  • July 22, 2013 at 6:13 am Cspratt

    With all of this amount of tech thrown into one incredible looking performance shoe, the second the price for it comes out, people will be so turned off. It’ll cost more than the X which was already too steep for most. It’s a shame, but damn this shoe got me hyped.

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  • July 22, 2013 at 7:14 am Winnie

    Wow. I’m guessing when the Elite version comes they’ll replace all the armorposite with carbon fiber. Why do I get the feeling those shoes will cost well near $400. Here’s hoping they’re as good as they look. Can’t wait for the performance review Nightwing.

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  • July 22, 2013 at 7:35 am agimat

    full length zoom…is kinda bottom loaded…that concerns me…

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  • July 22, 2013 at 8:07 am JexMenn

    Finally shoes playmaker. Beed mine in black and red. Just wish the insole in full is not made with Lunarlon as nike Hyperdunk 2012 and kobe ​​8.No and most important will be the Nike + because it specifically because I bought the iPhone

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  • July 22, 2013 at 8:28 am Tadatsune

    i love lunarlon more than pretty much any cushion ever made. i also love foamposite more than any upper material ever crafted. real excited about this one, though i really hope it costs less than the lebron x elites.

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  • July 22, 2013 at 8:38 am samy

    when will they release?

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  • July 22, 2013 at 10:23 am HoopsBaller32

    I hate lebron so much!!! But i might get this shoe because of you nightwing2303 if this will be a beast( every year lebron shoes are beast but im feeling this is a different kind of beast).

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    • July 22, 2013 at 10:25 am HoopsBaller32

      but if it goes up more than $160 its a no go for me

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      • July 23, 2013 at 1:26 am Jordan

        i can personal tell you RIGHT NOW. These WILL be over 160, around 200 probably.

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  • July 22, 2013 at 11:19 am M pierce

    Have any idea what that is below the lunarlon and zoom ?

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  • July 22, 2013 at 12:26 pm Vince Barkely

    but it has no zoom max ???

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  • July 22, 2013 at 1:26 pm dk

    am i the only one pissed at xi for no zoom max??

    it makes x much more unique and seriously lunar+zoom is okay but feels like half-assing it. i wanted decouple zoom max (which doesnt even exist)

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    • July 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm EpicballerEd

      Well I think it would be a shame if Nike kept Zoom Max exclusive to Lebron shoes, without counting the Air Max Hyperflight since they were more of a casual model.

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      • July 22, 2013 at 5:14 pm dk

        yea i agree. x’s are now only platform to enjoy max zoom.

        xi looks sick tho, bet they play more like soldier’s at 3times price.

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  • July 22, 2013 at 4:29 pm Heatfan9001

    Just so u guys know these will push past the 200$ price point just4kicks212 knows

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  • July 22, 2013 at 4:43 pm Jon

    Hoping that these somehow play nice with orthotics. They look awesome.

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  • July 22, 2013 at 7:10 pm theOracle

    its a lot of tech into one shoe. if it all works together they will be amazing. if not, they will feel clunky and not move well w/ your foot. these look awesome but have the potential of being over-engineered. many times simplicity is more functional

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  • July 22, 2013 at 9:27 pm arsinist45

    looks…ok

    skeptic on the lockdwn.

    traction patt…kobe 8 or better

    price f(foams usually cost more, no max air should lower cost and weight)

    Overall, w/o a nike+ option I see $180 pricing. Anything north of that?????

    Ball out.

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  • July 23, 2013 at 1:00 am Alex

    These things are ridiculous… WOW. Honestly i think these are amazing, just hope nike doesn’t kill us with the Elite model.

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  • July 23, 2013 at 1:17 am doublestackzoom

    I hope the insole feels like the Lebron 4.

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  • July 23, 2013 at 1:32 am Jordan

    Performance BEAST, but why must it be so ugly! Hopefully I’ll warm up to these like every LeBron ever. I’ll probably get em anyway of they get a killer colorway.

    I’m skill mindblown about lunarlon and full zoom… bloody hell…

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  • July 23, 2013 at 1:32 am Eurostep09

    The traction pattern looks like “XI”

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  • July 23, 2013 at 2:03 am matt

    these look nice…
    but i’m also thinking about the new super fly 2

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  • July 23, 2013 at 2:33 am Zach

    These are gonna be so good performing, but $200 is pushing it

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  • July 23, 2013 at 9:37 am Giancarlo

    @nightwing2303 so these and the Jordan XX8s are n the running for shoe of the year. Was wondering if the Kobe 8s are a favorite to wear more casually considering you have a nice collection of them lol.

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  • July 23, 2013 at 9:59 am Kris

    What happened to the Air Max unit?

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  • July 26, 2013 at 4:02 am Bruce_ET

    Slip in midsole? Copying the Kobe’s I see…

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