Kicks to Look Out For: Nike LeBron X “Cork”


2012 has got to be a historic season for LeBron James. With an MVP trophy, an NBA championship, and an Olympic gold medal to cap off the year, there is no doubt that he is one of the best NBA players of his generation. To celebrate James’ stellar achievements, Nike Sportswear—Nike’s lifestyle division—has created a special lifestyle edition of his signature shoe: The Nike LeBron X “Cork.”

Inspired by the cork-popping celebrations that accompany championships, the LeBron X NSW Cork takes streetwear style up a notch. It brings a sophisticated edge to the kicks with genuine cork uppers, premium leather detailing, and wax laces.

While the LeBron X NSW version “features many of the same characteristics of the LeBron X performance shoe,” it should be noted that these sneakers are designed for off-court use.

Arguably one of the most impressive and standout sneakers to kick off 2013, the LeBron X Cork marks the first of multiple NSW editions of Nike signature performance shoes.

Sneakerheads will be popping champagnes on February 23—the scheduled release date for the LeBron X NSW Cork. We’re still a month off from the big day, but below are some photos to tide you over. There’s no word yet on the pricing, but stay in the loop for further details as they become available.



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News and Image Source: Nike Inc.

1 thought on “Kicks to Look Out For: Nike LeBron X “Cork””

  1. I wonder if the cork upper is like the timberland leather wheats or just regular leather? It should be more of the timberland leather since is basing off cork. I do like the detailing on it tho…

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