March 15, 2012 BY John Kim
The obsessive desire to capitalize on detail and design has resulted in footwear products that give its marquee athletes clear advantages in performance and output, but trust us – it’s all legal. Today, Nike introduces the Nike Basketball Elite Series – a trio of supercharged and juiced up Nike Basketball models solidified with proven design function and engineering. Here we have a first look at the Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite in the ‘Home’ colorway; carbon fiber is the primary upgrade in build for the mid-foot shanks and heel counters, allowing the shoes to be even lighter and more responsive, with the LeBron 9 in particular utilizing a carbon fiber piece that flows from the heel all the way to the wing.
The collar is also fortified with strategically placed Nike Pro Combat-inpsired padding. The Nike Basketball Elite Series in both the ‘Home’ and ‘Away’ versions are anchored by gold detailing, inspired by the championship trophy and the highest level of success. The Elite Series includes the LeBron 9, Kobe VII, and Zoom Hyperdunk and will be available on April 28th, so continue reading for a first look at the Nike LeBron 9 Elite ‘Home’ and stay tuned for more coverage on the Nike Elite Collection.