Last night, LeBron James debuted the Nike LeBron 11 Low on court. Since he began his NBA career as a Nike Basketball signature athlete, the big baller has been laced with low-top signatures. As we celebrate the hardwood premiere of the LeBron 11 Low, we take a look back at his previous below-the-ankle signature shoes.
As the playoffs approach, so does the launch of the Nike Basketball Elite “Team” Collection. Designed for postseason dominance and derived from regular season signatures, the Nike LeBron 11 Elite, Nike Kobe 9 Elite and Nike KD VI Elite amplify technology and visibility. Each pair packs a hyperized hues based off their team tones, thus denoting the theme of the pack. Get more info on each installment in the shoe links above and look for the Nike Basketball Elite “Team” Collection to launch on April 11th at Nike.
No new shoes? Not for LeBron James. After stepping out in the Nike LeBron 11 Elite while visiting Chicago, King James returned home in the Nike LeBron 11 Low. Assisted by Air Max cushioning, you may recall our own George Kiel getting a look at the “Dunkman” colorway during shootaround at All-Star Weekend. The model made its formal debut in a win against the Wizards last night, with ‘Bron bringing in 23 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.
Up north, the Raptors brought out more retro Jordans in Brooklyn, while Tony Wroten invaded the Garden in OGs. See who wore what in this installment of Kicks On Court.
Pack your bags and add a pair of “Passport” New Balance 574s to your collection for the trip, as the three-kick pack has landed at Shop Nice Kicks. A triple threat in every respect, each takes on different motifs, from neutral to warm to cool, with accents that come into play to strike a balance. Check it out for yourself now at shopnicekicks.com, where the New Balance 574 “Passport” Pack is available with each pair retailing for $75.
Fans of Kicks On Court know the Sacramento Kings are amongst the best sneaker squads in the league. A big reason is their Washington alum point guard. The Reebok Kamikaze I Isaiah Thomas PE Pack sees the lightning quick playmaker take over Shawn Kemp’s silo in his team colors. “Home” and “Away” colors correspond to the Kings, set to launch on March 14th at Reebok for $115 each.
Always rising to the occasion, Opening Ceremony takes to the task of re-imagining the Vans Authentic with their latest “Magritte” Collection. Making the most of the canvas uppers, printed images drape the low-top casual skaters, as white vulcanized midsoles with black trim is the recurring theme throughout. Comprising of five options, the Vans Authentic “Magritte” Collection is now available for pre-order at Opening Ceremony, with each pair retailing for $135.
Fat Joe retains his spot on #teamearly by sharing a look at two upcoming colorways of the Air Jordan 2. The first pair draws from OG Air Jordan elements, sporting a black leather base with grey speckling and infrared piping. A second pair bares resemblance to the color code seen on the “Squadron Blue” Air Jordan 13, hosting embossed safari print over a speckled sole. Let us know if you plan on copping any of these upcoming Air Jordan 2 launches in the comment section.
The Reebok Rail Black/Gold sees the next retro release focused around the Big Dog. A black upper gives way to white underlays on this installment, amplified by gold accents throughout the silo. Hexalite cushioning and a bulky outsole add ’90s nostalgia to this Reebok Rail release, set to launch at select Reebok accounts on March 21st.
Andre Agassi is back swinging. Although the tennis legend is not back on the tour, the new Nike Air Tech Challenge II “Clay Blue” continues the recent momentum of Agassi’s stellar sneakers. Both the Tech Challenge Huarache and ATC II have made retro returns in multiple colorways as of late, and this fresh style code is the next up. Maintaining its original DNA designed by Tinker Hatfield, the synthetic leather upper and visible two-piece Nike Air cushioning system take on a new set of electric colors on the paint splatter that is emblematic of Agassi’s powerful backhand. A white base houses the orange burst and clay blue details of this new style code of the classic, which will be available March 22nd for $120 at select NSW addresses.