Miami Heat forward LeBron James is working with Nike to make his new LeBron 11 shoes more comfortable, according to ESPN.
The 28-year-old has an issue with the fit of the new shoe - and, according to the Wall Street Journal, has only worn his new sneakers for two complete games this season.
Subsequently, LeBron has been forced to wear last year's model, which has frustrated the NBA star.
"I just want to be able to wear them," James told ESPN.com. "It has been a frustrating process. But obviously, I know that Nike wants to do what's best. They're not going to put me out there in harm's way. So we're redefining the shoe to fit what's best for my foot."
James went on to admit that, while the shoes do fit, they are not as comfortable as he needs them to be in order to perform at his optimum level.
"I could wear them, but they don't feel as great as I want them to feel," he added. "So we're redefining them, and I feel like this next round is going to be perfect."
Meanwhile, Nike have responded by saying that the hope to see the Heat forward back in his new shoes in the near future.
"The LeBron 11 is one of the most innovative Nike basketball shoes to date," Nike spokesman Brian Strong said in a statement, "and we look forward to LeBron stepping back on the court in his latest signature shoe soon."