After a few months of speculation, leaked images and much talk about varying prices, Nike officially unveils images and information for the LeBron X, the latest in King James’ signature line of sneakers. The shoes’ story draws a parallel from LeBron’s career on the court and the creation and beauty of a diamond, as “Heat, time and pressure are three things James has faced and act as the shoe’s inspiration.”
As for actual tech specs, we get Hyperfuse construction on the upper, Flywire for the firm, adaptive fit and a full-length, visible Nike Zoom unit. More importantly (and awe-inspiring on the tech side), the LBJ X will hail as the first signature basketball shoe featuring Nike+ Basketball technology.
“Each colorway of the LeBron X has a unique story. The blue diamond colorway is symbolic of the blue tint diamonds gain from interaction with electricity, which can be paralleled to James’ electric style of play. The cutting Jade colorway is inspired by the Chinese art of cutting jade using diamonds. The story continues throughout the season with multiple colorways linked to the diamond.
“The LeBron X+ is Nike’s first signature basketball shoe featuring Nike+ Basketball technology and is available in select colorways and in three versions: the fully loaded LeBron X+ Sport Pack – which includes the shoe and the Nike+ Sport Kit, a Nike+ Basketball enabled version with NIKE+ technology embedded in the midsole, and a non-enabled version. The interactive experience allows users to track in-game activity with Nike+ enabled shoes and later review, analyze, and share that information using the Nike+ Basketball app.” [Nike]