March 16, 2013 BY John Kim
In 2012, Nike Basketball launched the Elite line of footwear, boldly bursting through the restraints of convention and breaking new grounds on build quality, material, and retail price. Ranging from $180 in the Nike Hyperdunk 2011 Elite to $250 for the top-shelf Nike LeBron 9 Elite, the Nike Basketball Elite Collection fortified Nike’s reputation as the single dominating force in the Basketball footwear field on both a performance and aesthetic point-of-view. According to the Sneaker News staff, the Elite trio was one of the thirty best releases of the year, but what’s more significant is the potential of the Elite line for years to come.
This year’s post-season sneaker for LeBron James will again up the ante on premium basketball offerings in the Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite, upgrading the current design with a carbon-fiber strengthened frame built to carry him through the grueling schedule of the NBA Playoffs. One major focus of the Elite and previous P.S concepts was the strive for “lightweight” as seen by the Hyperfuse vents on the upper. This first colorway is a rather curious choice of the “Knicks”, but the graphic print on the inner lining suggests something a bit different in terms of a backstory. Stay tuned for more on the Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite and the rest of the Nike Basketball Elite 2013 Collection, and grab a pair in advance right now from prc.kicks on eBay.
Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite
Hyper Blue/Pure Platinum-Blackened Blue