The top five Lebron James Shoes of 2011 share the same distinctive style and high quality performance. Each shoe has a purpose on the court, whether it is to control the foot, protect it, or allow a wider range of movement. The top five shoes have a powerful combination of durability, comfort and style.
The latest in a long line of performance shoes, the newest LeBron features a combination of Flywire and Hyperfuse to create the toughest shoe yet. The Flywire Technology utilizes a web of nylon fibers to create a moveable mesh that stabilizes the midfoot while allowing movement. The upper is made of Hypermesh, a new formula of three different materials fused together into a seamless net. To further protect the foot for cuts and turns, wings rise up high on both sides and in the front, creating that distinctive wing silhouette. Max Air and Nike Zoom classic cushioning materials in Nike shoes, help soften landings and springboard jumps. Finishing it off is the signature logo on the tongue and a new swirl design with the Nike logo on the side. Pick it up in a variety of colors, including your favorite teams, or customize it.
A shorter ankle allows more movement with this aerodynamic shoe. A highlight is the ankle saving device that has an adjustable Velcro strap to protect the ankle. Flywire encased in a layer of PU forms the outer hull, Nike Zoom cushions the front and Max Air covers the heel. The customized cushioning encourages aggressive play without fear of coming down too hard on the foot. Once again the logo is on the tongue, but the design is more streamlined with bolder color blocking and less texture. It is also available in team colors.
This line parallels the vanguard line but has a lower ankle than the original. The technical specs are the same. The only difference is the low profile, which some players like because the ankle moves easier on sharp turns. Kobe Bryant’s Line with Nike has a similar silhouette, which suggests the lower style does not damage the ankle.
Yet again the latest version of one model, this shoe has a lower profile and tongue than the Soldier with the same sleek design. It began as an AP exclusive that became so popular it rivaled the original LeBron model. It has Flywire in the upper along with a distinctive mesh texture on the heel and Max Air and Nike Zoom in the sole. Many people like the shoe because of its eclectic exterior, which has a combination of textures and colors depending on the style you choose. Like all the LeBron shoes, performance is guaranteed.
Ultra low and smooth all around, the Air Force 1 ran for a short time but remained very popular because of its lower profile. The thicker cushioning on the bottom separates it from the classic Nike Air Force Shoe and a few have a tonal image of LeBron’s face on the side. Flat laces and a chunky sole give them an 80’s retro feel.