Paying homage to LeBron James’ strength and resolve, Nike presents the “Forging Iron” colorway of King James’ eleventh signature shoe. It’s an apt metaphor for LeBron’s game, as the process of forging iron is a methodical and skilled practice requiring a precise application of force and accuracy under pressure. The fiery shades of orange denote the iron when at its most malleable state, while a subtle fade effect represents sparks. The cooling stage is conveyed by a metallic green hit on the Swoosh and an icy outsole, symbolic of the finished product. The Nike LeBron “Forging Iron” launches globally at select Nike Basketball retailers and Nike.com in November. Until then, shoppers can create their own versions based off the LeBron 11 Forging Iron graphic at NIKEiD.
Release Date: November 2013