December 11th, 2013 by Brendan Dunne
Christmas just wouldn’t be right without the annual trio of holiday themed sneaker releases from Nike Basketball. Don’t worry-they’re on their way. The LeBron 11, KD 6, and Kobe 8 SS will each be releasing on December 26th in unique colorways that will fit right in with the season. LeBron brings snowflakes to the beach, Durant does a Fair Isle Christmas sweater look, and Kobe sheds his skin in anticipation of the Nike Kobe 9. See each after the break and then get the full style info on our sneaker release dates page.
The Christmas colorways of Nike Basketball signature shoes are an annual tradition. Bold designs, material executions and seasonal concepts cut through the cold weather as the LEBRON 11, KOBE 8 SYSTEM and KD VI deliver a gift to the courts. This year, three wintertime stories are linked by special logo lacelocks that connect to create custom signature ornaments.
Snow on the leaves? Never in Miami, but this year LeBron James brings the spirit of the season to the beach with this special edition of the LEBRON 11. A chilly mint color takes on a Christmas green with bold red accents and a frosty translucent outsole. The unique geometry of a snowflake combines with the royal palm to create a kaleidoscopic ‘palmsicle” print.
KOBE 8 SYSTEM
Ready to strike at any moment, the KOBE 8 SYSTEM sheds its skin to prepare for the coming of the KOBE 9 Elite in February 2014. The essence of the shedding skin is exemplified in a bold modern interpretation of aggressive snake scales attached to a translucent mesh shroud. Hits of neon mamba green and chrome gold bring in the holiday season.
Kevin Durant takes the court in Christmas red with accents of gold and mint. With a twist on traditional Christmas prints, the KD VI features a Fair Isle style Christmas sweater pattern that incorporates trees, stripes, and his number 35. Christmas plaid adorns the collar lining, with decorative detail worked into the metallic red Nike Flywire technology upper and a mint green speckled sole. It’s the perfect outfit for this year’s festivities.
Source: Nike INC
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