Nike has announced the launch date for the LeBron XI in a press release today as well as two new colorways. Not only did we get release dates and detailed photos, but the stories behind the creation of these two new colorways and the technology behind the LeBron 11.
The LeBron XI “Terracotta Warrior” will be LJ’s signature China release and will hit shelves October First in China. The US won’t see the Terracotta Warrior until November 27th.
LEBRON 11 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. The special lining shank design graphic is drawn from the style of Bronze Age art, the era in which the Terracotta Warriors were made.
The “Kings Pride” colorway will release October 12th and will be the first LeBron XI to hit stateside.
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.
No word on the retail price of the LeBron 11, but with the addition of Armorposite, the LeBron signature foamposite material, we expect to see these start around $200