The Playoffs start with the promise of gold. With Kevlar, Flywire, and Carbon Fiber, the Nike Elite Series will get you there. The stakes are elevated to new heights. So are the shoes. In the spirit of raising the bar, the Nike Basketball design team created a series of elite footwear that is the most technically advanced the brand has created. Home and Away colors are the inspiration for the elegant white and black base of the shoes, as the trophy is the inspiration behind the gold details spread throughout the series. Each style of the Nike Basketball Elite Series worn on court will initially display a Swoosh design in team colors. As the playoffs evolve, Nike will replace the team-colored Swoosh with a gold one for the Finals. Additionally, the series comes with a special sock liner built for internal traction. This combines 3D anatomical fit with non-slip print – strategically distributed throughout the liner ? to reduce the internal movement. All three Nike Basketball Elite Series shoes – the LEBRON 9 PS, Nike Kobe VII and Nike Zoom Hyperdunk – are available at retail and at www.nikestore.com beginning April 28, 2012.