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LeBron James is one of the most feared, respected and loved (and in turn, hated) players in the league. Having signed with Nike straight out of high school and following being picked first overall in the NBA Draft, James' signature line has included some of the most sought after performance sneakers of the past decade. A turning point in footwear came in 2009 at the release of the Air Max LeBron VII, thanks to its revamped 360 degree Max Air cushioning system and Flywire upper.

Nike LeBron 11 EXT “Blue Suede” Release Date

Nike LeBron 11 EXT Blue Suede

Inspired by on-court performance, the Nike LeBron 11 EXT “Blue Suede” sees a style-oriented take for casual wear. Straight out of the King’s closet, James or Presley, this pair sports

Nike LeBron 11 Low “Easter” Officially Unveiled

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This Easter, the full-length Air Max unit is set to return to a LeBron James signature with the unveiling of the Nike LeBron 11 Low “Easter”. The occasion brings about the first official look at LeBron’s latest kick in low-top form, which is still gripped by a Hyperfuse upper, yet stripped of its hardcore Hyperposite elements. With a lightened load as a result, the holiday hoops kicks is bulked up with the inclusion of 360 Air Max tech, as white (reminiscent of wearing your Sunday best) sets the tone of the sneaker and is accented by green paisley print throughout. The Nike LeBron 11 Low “Easter,” in addition to the other two components of the 2014 Nike Basketball Easter Collection, will be available at Nike.com and select retailers on April 18.

Kicks On Court: LeBron Drops 38 in “Speckle” Zoom Soldier VII PE

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Heading to Indiana for a rematch of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals and likely a preview of this year’s playoffs, LeBron James brought his A game and some new kicks. Racking up 38 points, eight boards and five dimes, King James led the Heat in every major statistical category in a “Speckle” Nike Zoom Soldier VII PE. The Pacers got the win, but we’re hoping this Soldier VII styling hits NIKEiD.

Around the league, the Nike KD VI remained a favorite, while retros from Jordan, adidas and Nike also starred. See who wore what in today’s Kicks On Court.

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Kicks On Court: LeBron James Debuts Nike LeBron 11 Low

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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.

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Kicks On Court: Pick the Best Heat Worn on the Hardwood Last Night

Kicks On Court Pick the Best Heat Worn on the Hardwood Last Night

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March is here and it’s almost winning time. Not just winning the division for playoff seeding, but winning the Kicks On Court Champ award.

The NBA’s biggest names and biggest sneakerheads brought it yesterday, with two major debuts shining bright. LeBron James made headlines by breaking out the Nike LeBron 11 Elite in Chicago, while Russell Westbrook donned a new Air Jordan 10 PE in Los Angeles.

While neither of those makeups are on the market now, some of the most sought after retro releases also turned heads. Jodie Meeks scored a career-high in Kobe Bryant’s abscence, sporting a pair from the acclaimed Prelude Pack. DeMar DeRozan, Kenneth Faried, Donald Sloan, Jimmy Butler, Michael Beasley and more rocked re-released hardwood classics, while Terrence Ross and DeMarcus Cousins elected OGs.

Between said sneakers and a host of PEs and iDs, who rocked the best sneakers last night? Check out the highlights in this installment of Kicks On Court below and vote for your favorite in the poll and in the comment section.

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LeBron James Debuts Nike LeBron 11 Elite

LeBron James Debuts Nike LeBron 11 Elite

The latest LeBron is here. Visiting the Chicago Bulls, LeBron James chose the Windy City to debut the Nike LeBron 11 Elite. Captured in a photo by Jim Ice, this retooled rendition of the LeBron 11 is prime for the playoffs and possibly redefined for LeBron’s feet. Over the course of the season, LeBron has favored the Nike Zoom Soldier VII over that of the LeBron 11. If this game is any indication, we could see James rocking the LeBron 11 Elite through the rest of the regular season and throughout the playoffs. Let us know what you think of the Nike LeBron 11 Elite in the comment section.

Forbes Highlights LeBron James and Kevin Durant’s Best-Selling Signature Sneakers

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LeBron James and Kevin Durant are almost certainly the two best basketball players in the world today, and they are also the two best sneaker sellers. Forbes recently reported the individual signature sneaker sales numbers in the United States for 2013, revealing that King James and the Durantula are head and shoulders above everyone else. LeBron sold $300 million worth of his signatures shoes in ’13, while KD did $175 million. Even though LBJ’s numbers nearly double second place, Durant’s kicks achieved the largest increase from the year before: up 400% from the $35 million he did in the U.S. in 2012 thanks to his low-top Nike KD VI. James’ Nike LeBron 11 flattened from 2012′s Nike LeBron X, as did Kobe’s Nike and Derrick Rose’s adidas line.

LeBron James and Kevin Durant are almost certainly the two best basketball players in the world today, and they are also the two best sneaker sellers. Forbes recently reported the individual signature sneaker sales numbers in the United States for 2013, revealing that King James and the Durantula are head and shoulders above everyone else. LeBron sold $300 million worth of his signatures shoes in ’13, while KD did $175 million. Even though LBJ’s numbers nearly double second place, Durant’s kicks achieved the largest increase from the year before: up 400% from the $35 million he did in the U.S. in 2012 thanks to his low-top Nike KD VI. James’ Nike LeBron 11 flattened from 2012′s Nike LeBron X, as did Kobe’s Nike and Derrick Rose’s adidas line.

LeBron James and Kevin Durant are almost certainly the two best basketball players in the world today, and they are also the two best sneaker sellers. Forbes recently reported the individual signature sneaker sales numbers in the United States for 2013, revealing that King James and the Durantula are head and shoulders above everyone else. LeBron sold $300 million worth of his signatures shoes in ’13, while KD did $175 million. Even though LBJ’s numbers nearly double second place, Durant’s kicks achieved the largest increase from the year before: up 400% from the $35 million he did in the U.S. in 2012 thanks to his low-top Nike KD VI. James’ Nike LeBron 11 flattened from 2012′s Nike LeBron X, as did Kobe’s Nike and Derrick Rose’s adidas line.

Overall, Nike and Jordan Brand monopolized the basketball footwear industry in 2013 with a 92% share. Adidas came in at a distant second with 5.5%, while Reebok’s 1.4% and Under Armour’s 0.7% held court. See a list of the top signature sneaker sellers below, and keep Nice Kicks bookmarked for everything sneakers.

Kicks On Court: King James Begins West Coast Swing in “Fairfax” Nike LeBron 11 PE

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Whenever the Miami Heat head west, new player exclusives are debuted by none other than LeBron James.

To kick off Miami’s six-game West Coast swing, King James debuted a “Fairfax” edition of his 11th signature shoe in last night’s win against the Los Angeles Clippers. LeBron’s 11 PE features a mixture of shades of gold with minimal red hints throughout the base, making it the loudest LeBron 11 we’ve seen this season. View images of LeBron’s “Fairfax” exclusives below.

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