Last week, Nike introduced a new set of colors and designs for its line of basketball sneakers sparked by the Texas city’s space lineage. Specifically, the Christopher C. Kraft, Jr. Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center – widely known by its radio call sign “Houston” – provided the sportswear company with the “creative inspiration” for a collection of shoes for NBA all-stars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. The NIKE LEBRON X – “Originating from fictional Nike Space Program (NSP) planet NSP-LJ6, LeBron James’ dominance was born from the volcanic surface in the planet’s mantle,” describes Nike. “He’s rumored to have journeyed to Earth on a meteor made of the galaxy’s hardest substance – black diamonds.” Here’s a close up of LBJ’s All-Star shoes. Turns out he wore the same version we got at retail.
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