Long-described as “Armory Slate”, the first detailed pictures, release date and new nickname for LeBron James‘ 11th release have debuted online. The newly-christened “Parachute Gold” LeBron XI is looking good.
Shorthand for an executive getting a cushy retirement package, the “Golden Parachute” isn’t on LeBron’s radar anytime soon. To the contrary, ‘Bron looks to be gearing up for war in the upcoming NBA season, based on the shoe’s colorway alone. Golds, greens and browns make up the majority of the upper; Arctic Mint on the sole and tongue make the shoe pop.
Aside from aesthetics, the shoe represents the vanguard of athletic shoe technology. Armorposite, flywire, a full-length Zoom Air midsole and Lunarlon insole combine to create the most advanced shoe the court has ever seen.
Release is set for October 12, 2013.