words // Brandon Richard
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The 'Forging Iron' Nike LeBron 11 acts as a metaphor for LeBron James. The craft requires a precise application of force and fire to achieve strength. Accuracy under pressure when the temperature is at its peak ties into LeBron's recent on-court success.
Colors used on the shoe are a unique blend taken from the metal's metamorphosis. Fiery orange hues represent iron fresh from the furnace. A subtle fade effect represents the sparks, while a metallic Swoosh is symbolic of the transitional cooling process. Below, the shoe is finished with an ice outsole.
The 'Forging Iron' LeBron 11 is set to release at nike.com and select Nike retail locations next Thursday, November 14 for $250. Enjoy an exclusive detailed look at the new colorway below and let us know if you'll be looking to pick up a pair.