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Believe it or not, it's already November. While it may seem like the summer was just yesterday, the holidays are right around the corner. Luckily for us, there is much to be thankful for this month in the sneaker world. With basketball hitting its stride and fall marathon season in full swing, a number of sneaker releases are on deck that are sure to make your early holiday wish lists.
Highlighting the action is the Nike LeBron 12. After its delayed release last month, King James' signature shoe is back on schedule, dropping in three different colorways this month. Click through the slides to see which other sneaker we are most excited for this November.
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Release date: November 5
Chris Paul has made good use of the NikeiD engine so far to start the season, however we hope to see him rock this "Black/Infrared 23-White" colorway of the Jordan CP3.VIII on court, as well. While it's refreshing to see the All-Star point guard's creative prowess put to the test, these shoes are just too dope to pass up.
Nike Roshe LD-1000 By Fragment
Release date: November 6
Nike Lab is reaching back into the Swoosh's archives in bringing back the Nike LD-1000 and adding it's popular Roshe NM tooling to it. As a collaboration with Hiroshi Fujiwara's Fragment label, these shoes figure to fly off the shelves, so we advise you to act fast on November 6.
adidas D Rose 5 Boost "Home"
Release date: November 6
So far the marriage between adidas' Boost technology and basketball has been a good one, with the first D Rose 5 colorway drawing pretty good reviews. Boost will further be put to the test when the "Home" colorway of Rose's fifth signature sneaker comes out on November 6.
Nike KD7 "N7"
Release date: November 8
The KD7 is the latest shoe to get a special makeover for Nike's N7 fund, which aims to bring the benefits of sport to Native American and Aboriginal communities in the U.S. and Canada. With N7 branding on the tongue and a previously unseen gold detailed upper, this is one of the best looking KD7s we've seen yet.
Nike Chuck Posite
For those of you waiting for the followup to 2013's Barkley Posite Max, we're happy to tell you that the Nike Chuck Posite is finally here. Sir Charles is still getting signature sneakers despite his playing days being long behind him, as the hyperposite material and translucent outsole give this sneaker a futuristic look.
Nike LeBron 12 "Dunk Force"
Release date: November 11
It may have a new name, but the "Dunkman" legacy lives on. According to Nike, the colorway was inspired by the power of James' Tomahawk style dunk which the swoosh equates to the speed and force of a helicopter blade.
Nike Sock Dart By Fragment
Release date: November 20
At the time of its release in 2004, the Nike Sock Dart was ahead of its time. Billed by many as the forerunner to Flyknit technology, Nike is teaming up with Fragment once again to bring back the revolutionary shoe. This time around, Nike is adding a transparent silicone lockdown strap where the laces are supposed to be.
Nike LeBron 12 "Instinct"
Release date: November 22
The Nike LeBron 12 "Instinct" was named after the superstar's combination of 20/20 eyesight, speed and agility. It's through this combination that James makes his instinctual on-court decisions which Nike likens to a hummingbird.
Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Strategy"
Release date: November 26
The run on high-topped Kobe 9 Elite releases continues with this "Strategy" colorway. Named after Kobe's exceptionally high basketball IQ, the sneaker blends sequoia, rough green and hyper crimson tones throughout the shoe for a traditional Kobe 9 look.
Nike LeBron 12 "Six Meridians"
Release date: November 29
Based on early opinion it seems like you either hate or love the Nike LeBron 12 "Six Meridians." Named after the ancient Chinese practice of reflexology, these sneakers might just be the loudest release of 2014.