words // Brennan Hiro Williams
Nike Basketball released official images of the LeBron 11 'Forging Iron' today, the Urban Orange / Light Armory Blue / Laser Orange colorway releasing next month at select retailers.
The fiery shades of orange represent the iron when the metal is at its most malleable—fresh from the furnace. A subtle fade effect represents sparks, while a metallic green hit on the Swoosh represents the transitional, temporary part of the process—cooling to a new shade and finished with an ice outsole.
There are no short cuts to forging iron. It's a craft, a skilled process that requires a precise application of force and fire to achieve strength. It's about accuracy under pressure when the temperature is at its peak and is the perfect metaphor for LeBron.
The Nike LeBron 11 'Forging Iron' will release this November at select retailers and online at Nike.com. Stay tuned to Sole Collector for further release information.