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Nike’s unbeatable 1-2 punch, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James both rendezvoused with Reebok earlier in their legendary careers. In particular, each star laced up Player Exclusive colorways of Allen Iverson’s iconic Reebok Question sneaker – Kobe during his epic season of sneaker free agency in 2003 and LeBron during his time as the most coveted incoming endorser at St. Vincent-St. Mary. It’s been ten years since these styles hit the court and Reebok has never made either available to the public… until now. In a collaboration that could’ve easily been titled “Once Upon A Time”, Packer Shoes and Reebok hook up once again in order to create these two limited edition Reebok Questions titled “For Player Use Only“. The Packer Shoes x Reebok Question “For Players Use Only” pack will be available at Packer Shoes in-store and online starting tomorrow. The price has been set at $300. Click here for additional release information.Read the rest of this entry »
The Nike Basketball Elite Collection 2.0 officially makes its debut this Saturday, 4/20, with the Nike Plus enabled Gold Pack trio for LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant. One week later is the official launch for the Superhero pack, which comes without Nike+ capabilities, but enhanced with other powers in the form of the Nike LeBron X PS Elite, the Nike KD V PS Elite, and the Nike Kobe 8 PS Elite. In the video below, Nike design director Leo Chang breaks down the entire Nike Basketball Elite Collection which includes breaking down each piece of the collection from an aesthetic and technological standpoint as well explaining the entire story behind the Superhero concept. Btw, where’s Jason? I miss him!Read the rest of this entry »
Nike honors these stars and their super powered status by championing Kevin Durant’s lightning speed, Kobe Bryant’s unparalleled snake-like vision and awareness, and LeBron James’ diamond-hard toughness. Two celebrated sneakers are aligned with each player… The Nike Air Hyperflight and the Nike Lunar Force 1. Both were founded on the principles of making footwear as light as possible. The “Superhuman” collection will be available on March 29th at select Nike Sportswear retailers. Are you looking to expand your Nike LeBron collection with the new Hyperflights?Read the rest of this entry »
Nike is very good at keeping things under wraps. Although we did a couple of looks at the LeBron X P.S. Elite, it’s now time for the Swoosh to officially announce the new Elite series. Modern-day athletic superheroes LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant showcase an uncanny skill-set, which is now complemented by footwear boasting Kevlar aramid, Carbon Fiber and articulated foam. King James’ elite version drafts off the rare Carbonado diamond, a virtually indestructible stone said to derive from an ancient supernova, the most explosive force in the universe. The LEBRON X PS ELITE is designed to be stronger, offering the highest level of performance for James in the post season. The shoe builds on the innovative advances of the LEBRON X and takes it to a new level with:
- Carbon fiber-reinforced mid-foot wings for excellent lateral stability
- Kevlar aramid-reinforced Nike Flywire technology for consistent lock-down through the midfoot
- Kevlar aramid laces resist stretching for a more consistent fit
- Articulated foam tongue provides impact protection and minimizes lace pressure
All three Nike ELITE Series 2.0 basketball shoes – the LEBRON X PS ELITE, KOBE 8 SYSTEM ELITE, KD V ELITE – are available at select retail locations and online at Nike.com beginning April 27th, 2013.Read the rest of this entry »
For the sixth time in as many games, LeBron James scored at least 30 points and shot better than 60 percent from the field as the Miami Heat beat the Portland Trail Blazers for their 1,000th win in franchise history. Last night, James scored 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting to get into the NBA record books. Moreover, James has shot better than 70 percent from the field in three of his last six games. What if King James was a spectator and not a participant to his two weeks of historic play? “I’d be tweeting like crazy,” James said. “I’m at a loss for words.” Check out photos from the recent Heat matchups as LBJ’s historic run continues.
Nike recognizes the importance of the Black History Month month with not only a product collection, but a larger recognition of the power of sports to impact society. The 2013 Nike Black History Month Collection mantra “Be Bold. Be True.” celebrates three athletes who are fearless in action and fueled by a purpose. Consisting of seven shoes, two T-shirts, a Destroyer jacket, Nike Elite socks and a 5-panel hat, the 2013 Nike BHM Collection will debut beginning January 26th. A consistent design aesthetic weaves through each product in the collection, with a color palette including black, grey and brown highlighted in orange. The color orange is particularly meaningful with its bold hue and tie to Nike’s DNA since its 1972 inception.Read the rest of this entry »
Santa Claus is making a special delivery to basketball fans worldwide with three special colorways debuting in stores on December 26th inspired by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant. These three new colorful Christmas shoes will be available in limited quantities at select retail stores and Nike.com and are sure to motivate basketball fans to be good this holiday season. Furthering the diamond inspiration of the LEBRON X, the design team unearths the rarest of diamond colors, red, to serve as the creative muse for this colorway. Highlighted by a sun-washed green, the shoe also features a metallic-like reflection on the vibrant red upper. Technical benefits of the LEBRON X include full-length visible Nike Zoom cushioning, dynamic Flywire technology and Hyperfuse construction.Read the rest of this entry »
LeBron James continues to debut PE after PE of his ninth signature model, the Nike LeBron 9. After hooking up James Jones with the Home edition during the All-star Weekend, James debuted the Nike LeBron 9 Fairfax Away PE. The shoe surfaced the blogosphere last month. To coincide with Fairfax’s colors, this LeBron 9 features a predominately red base with black and maize hints throughout the upper. In addition, Nike incorporated a black and maize speckled midsole. Is this the best LeBron 9 PE to hit the court?