True to trend, the low edition of LeBron’s eleventh signature shoe is not a chopped take on the mid or the Elite mid. Instead of a somewhat sleek pairing of Hyperfuse, Flywire and Batman Tumbler-like Hyperposite cladding, the low is a whole lot of Hyperfuse and Flywire, and just enough Elite-styled TPU jutting out from the heel to connect the visuals. Depending on your interpretation, you could even say this particular colorway is a take on the inaugural LeBron 11 Elite colorway that Charles Williams told me LeBron is into at the moment.
The similarities pretty much end there, as the LeBron 11 Low aims more plush inside thanks to a well-padded collar and generous cut of insole. The low’s full-length Max Air is certainly not the full-length low profile Zoom Air of either mid. I really think the LeBron low line’s directive is casual and balling in a sort of 60/40 split. And it’s a way to get the latest LeBron sneaker style with the kicking-back quality that Max Air has always delivered so well. In case you’re wondering, however, LeBron 11 Low does not look like a pair of Vans Slip-Ons in photos or in person, nor does it fit or feel as such. Levi’s 510 Super Skinnys need not apply, think more 513-514 (unless you want to look like this).
The Light Base Grey/Laser Crimson-Base Grey does a good job being versatile with just enough pop from the crimson, which comes off as nearly infrared in person. Speckling on the heel counter is a nice subtle touch. The $170 price tag is not a fist-pumping bargain but having checked these kicks out in person now, I can say you’re getting a lot of shoe for the money. There’s plenty of crap out there in the $125-$150 range that isn’t nearly as well-built.
Find some angles of this bounty ahead.