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With Nike officially set to launch their campaign for the LeBron 12, we say goodbye to previous LeBron’s current signature shoe. Today we take a look at the lineage of the Nike LeBron 11.

The Nike LeBron 11 made its debut in October of 2013. They feature Nike Hyperposite technology and supportive dynamic Flywire technology in a new way. While they will mainly go down in history as the signature shoe LeBron James decided not to wear, the LeBron 11 still held up its end from a fan standpoint.  Nine colorways dropped in 2013, which included numerous themed pairs such as the ‘Forging Iron,’ ‘Terracotta Warrior, ‘King’s Pride,’ and ‘X-Mas’ editions.

2014 continued to ride the wave of the Nike LeBron 11 as over thirty different colorways were released. They even came in a few different versions, including the Elite, Elite SE, Low and Low SE. Following in the footsteps of the LeBron X, the 11 also came in a few ‘EXT’ editions such as suede and denim. Nike also created a unique ‘2K14’ edition that people needed a code to purchase the sneakers, in-game playing NBA 2K14 on either Playstation 4 or X-Box One. They were limited to 2, 014 pairs and once all pairs were claimed, that was it, they were not sold at a later date.

But, arguably the most popular LeBron 11 was the ‘What The’ edition. This version took inspiration from previous LeBron signature shoes, using elements, colors and designs from GR’s to PE’s. While Nike prepares to unveil the LeBron 12, we can say goodbye to the final signature shoe LeBron James wore in South Beach. But before we put them in the vault, let’s take one last look at the history of the Nike LeBron 11 from its first release up to the most recent below.

 

Nike LeBron 11 ‘King’s Pride’
616175-700 Parachute Gold/Arctic Green-Dark Loden-Black
10/12/2013

 

Nike LeBron 11 ‘Away’
616175-001 Black/Metallic Silver-University Red-Bright Crimson
11/01/2013

 

Nike LeBron 11 ‘Forging Iron’
626376-800 Urban Orange/Light Armory Blue-Laser Orange
11/14/2013

 

Nike LeBron 11
616175-401 Armory Slate/Gamma Blue-Light Armory Blue
11/16/2013

 

Nike LeBron 11 ‘Terracotta Warrior’
616175-005 Mineral Teal/Electric Purple-Mercury Grey-New Green
11/27/2013

 

Nike LeBron 11 ‘Akron vs. Miami’
616175-400 Brave Blue/Mineral Teal-Atomic Pink
12/07/2013

 

Nike LeBron 11 ‘Miami Nights’
616175-003 Black/Metallic Silver-Pink Foil
12/14/2013

 

Nike LeBron 11 ‘X-Mas’
616175-301 Green Glow/Light Crimson-Arctic Green
12/26/2013

 

Nike LeBron 11 ‘Dunkman’
616175-300 Mica Green/Sea Spray-Dark Mica Green-Volt
12/31/2013

 

Nike LeBron 11 ‘Graffiti’
616175-100 White/University Red-Black
01/25/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 BHM ‘Black History Month’
646702-001 Anthracite/Metallic Gold-Purple Venom
02/01/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 ‘NYC’
616175-800 Atomic Orange/Green Abyss-Glacier Ice
02/07/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 AS ‘All-Star’
647780-735 Cashmere/Green Glow-Purple Dynasty
02/14/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11
616175-004 Black/Diffused Jade-Light Crimson-Jade Glaze
02/22/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 ‘Summit Lake Hornets’
616175-500 Court Purple/Reflective Silver-Vivid Blue
03/08/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 ‘Blackout’
616175-090 Black/Multi-Color-Anthracite
03/15/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 EXT Suede QS
656274-440 Game Royal/Game Royal-Black
04/10/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Elite
642846-001 Wolf Grey/Light Crimson-Cool Grey-Black
04/12/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Low ‘Easter’
642849-100 White/Light Lucid Green-Metallic Silver
04/18/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 EXT Denim QS ‘James Dean’
656274-004 Black/Black-Denim
04/26/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Low
642849-001 Light Base Grey/Light Crimson-Base Grey
05/02/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Elite ‘Hero’
642846-600 Laser Crimson/Black-Sport Turquoise
05/09/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Low ‘Turbo Green’
642849-300 Turbo Green/Nightshield-Glacier Ice-Laser Crimson
05/24/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Low ‘Dunkman’
642849-200 Medium Khaki/Medium Khaki-Volt-Medium Olive
05/30/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 ‘Everglades’
616175-006 Black/Metallic Silver-Wolf Grey-Atomic Mint
05/31/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Elite
642846-002 Black/White-Metallic Gold-Bright Mango
06/06/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Low ‘Floridians’
642849-800 Atomic Mango/Light Base Grey-Kumquat-Medium Base Grey
06/14/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 ‘South Beach’
616175-330 Sport Turquoise/Medium Mint-Black
06/21/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Low ‘USA’
642849-614 University Red/White-Obsidian
06/26/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 ‘Independence Day’
616175-164 White/University Red-Obsidian-Pure Platinum
07/03/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 EXT Suede QS ‘King’s Crown’
677693-001 Black/Black-Metallic Gold
07/04/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Low ‘Sprite’
642849-471 Hyper Cobalt/Volt-White-Photo Blue
07/12/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Low SE ‘Championship’
695224-970 Multi-Color/Metallic Gold-Black
07/28/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Low
642849-078 Black/Black-Hyper Crimson-Hyper Cobalt
07/31/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Elite SE ‘Championship’
695226-670 University Red/Metallic Gold
08/01/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Low
642849-002 Light Magnet Grey/Dark Magnet Grey-Magnet Grey-Bright Mango
08/16/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Elite SE ‘Maison du LeBron’
682892-404 Blue Hero/Metallic Zinc-Ice
08/23/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 ‘Maison du LeBron’
683254-074 Metallic Luster/Volt-Ice
08/23/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Low SE ‘Maison du LeBron’
683256-064 Metallic Zinc/Hyper Punch-Ice
08/23/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Low ‘Biscayne’
642849-313 Mystic Green/White-Medium Mint-Hyper Cobalt
09/06/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Premium ‘What The’
650884-400 Black Lava/Silver Ice-Galaxy Blue
09/13/2014

 

Nike LeBron 11 Low CH ‘China’
683253-144 White/Hyper Cobalt-University Blue
09/25/2014

 

 

Steve Jaconetta is the Release Dates & Archive Editor of Sole Collector and you can follow him on Twitter here.