Nike Basketball “Christmas Pack” Officially Unveiled
Christmas is less than a week away folks, which means that if you haven’t already take care of your holiday sneaker shopping then you’re in a bit of trouble. That is, unless you had planned on picking up anything from this huge trio that will drop the day after. Shown here are the official images for the Nike Basketball ‘Christmas Pack’, a bunch that includes the Nike KD V, the Nike LeBron X, and the Nike Kobe 8; the three all grab at pretty far-flung inspirations, from childhood video game memories (KD), to exotic snakeskins of the rhinoceros viper (Kobe), to rare diamonds (LeBron of course). Check out each in full detail in our high res gallery and watch for the Nike Basketball ‘Christmas Pack’ on December 26th at select Nike Basketball retailers and on Nikestore.
Nike KD V
Hyper Blue/Atomic Green-Photo Blue-Challenge Red
Nike Kobe 8
Black/Bright Crimson-Fiberglass-Vivid Sulphur
Nike LeBron X
University Red/Tourmaline-Team Red
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.
KOBE 8 SYSTEM
In keeping with the snake-inspired design of Kobe Bryant’s latest signature shoe, the KOBE 8 SYSTEM draws inspiration from the rhinoceros viper. The perfect snake skin for a holiday colorway, its bright red and yellow scales mimic a Christmas tree garland – but don’t get too close.
Built for Bryant’s speed and precision, the KOBE 8 SYSTEM features a Nike Engineered Mesh upper, Lunarlon midsole and tactile traction.
As a kid, Kevin Durant recalls getting a video game system one Christmas. Inspired by video game graphics, Nike designers created the upper design, sockliner graphic and tongue tab logo for Durant’s special Christmas Day shoe.
The KD V, Durant’s most technically advanced shoe to date, features the combination of Nike Zoom (forefoot) and Nike Air (heel) cushioning along with Hyperfuse upper and dynamic heel support.