The Verdict: The Nike LeBron X vs Nike LeBron X “Elite”

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LeBron X vs LeBron X "Elite"

Nike has three of the most elite professional basketball players on the planet signed onto their roster and each of them receives a signature sneaker for the season. Toward the end of the season their signatures get beefed up into ‘Elite’ models and then released to the public with a hefty price tag attached. This may confuse consumers as it makes it look as if their regular season shoe isn’t up to par with the Elite from a performance standpoint.

This is actually nothing new when it comes to LeBron’s signature line as he has had a Post Season rendition of his signature sneaker since the LeBron 7, but they were priced below the initial flagship model and were never labeled as Elite as they often times performed better than their original counterpart.

With the Nike LeBron X being his most expensive sneaker yet (the “basic” version), let’s take a look at what exactly has been upgraded upon with the LeBron X Elite and see if there is really a difference in performance between the two.

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  • Ricky Deon

    just recently grabbed the elites with the price decrease due to the XI’s dropping so this article really helped me with my decision between the two .. got the elites for $199 at footlocker, very well written comparison, thank you