A sneaker always has a meaning behind it’s creation. Take example these pair of Nike LeBron 11 “Forging Iron”. If you can recall back in the NBA 2013 Finals there was a sign that was held that read “Forged in the Fire Between a Hammer and Anvil” alongside a picture of LeBron James. Using that sign, Nike was determined to make a sneaker that was inspired by said sign. Below you can find a nice detailed writing of the Nike LeBron 11 “Forging Iron” aka “PreHeat”.
The fiery shades of orange represent the iron when the metal is at its most malleable—fresh from the furnace. A subtle fade effect represents sparks, while a metallic green hit on the Swoosh represents the transitional, temporary part of the process—cooling to a new shade and finished with an ice outsole.
There are no short cuts to forging iron. It’s a craft, a skilled process that requires a precise application of force and fire to achieve strength. It’s about accuracy under pressure when the temperature is at its peak and is the perfect metaphor for LeBron.
The kicks have only released in Europe through both Nike.com and Footlocker on October 27th, 2013. The sneaker sold out a quickly, leaving many of it’s EU and NA buyers saddened. So far we haven’t gotten a release date on when these will hit retailers, but we do know they will drop sometime in November. Check back with us to get an exact date on when these pair of Nike LeBron 11 will release.