LeBron James

LeBron James Switches from LeBron XI PE to Zoom Soldier VII PE After First Quarter

The soap opera that is LeBron James’ relationship with his signature shoe LeBron XI’s has been a rollercoaster ride with more valleys than peaks. That trend continued last night when at tip-off, LeBron wore a smooth black and red PE colorway of the Nike LeBron XI.

After the 1st quarter, James switched up his shoes once again wearing the Zoom Soldier VII for the rest of the game. Performance-wise, James and the Heat jumped out to an early 22-4 lead with their starting small forward scoring 8 points in the entire first quarter. The game fell apart for Miami as OKC and Kevin Durant took control, but LeBron still finished with 34 points in the entire game.

The LeBron XI Elite can’t come sooner with James quickly eschewing the XI repeatedly game after game or even worse, not wearing the shoe at all.

LeBron James

Image via USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James

Image via USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James

Image via USA TODAY Sports

Rafael Canton is a freelance writer from Queens, NY and contributor to Sneaker Report. Anytime there is a conversation about the NBA, music, or nutella, he can be found in the thick of the discussion. He can be found on Twitter @RafelitoC7.

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  • Nene33

    They should just give it up, LeBron will never like the LeBron 11(because the fundamentals are just so wrong for his needs), and that’s alright, commercially it’s the best selling LeBron shoe ever, but let’s not torture LeBron any further, just let him play in the Soldier VII, which he actually does like(the open-construction, rather than the wrap is why).

    For next season, instead of trying to force the Flightposite on his shoes again, actually design a shoe FOR LeBron, they maybe a little less of a commerically successful, but at least you can have LeBron make some memories in them(which is why you have sigs).

  • http://YoureInMyDreamsNow.tumblr.com/ Roy Hanks

    Yeah, it’s clear that those 11’s are hurting his feet.

  • antboy

    yeah bro these shoes are uncomfortable to play basketball in because the insole is so thick u cant move your feet…the only way to make them comfortable is to take out that thick as insole….the 11s are made fore style nothing else