As the playoffs approach, so does the launch of the Nike Basketball Elite “Team” Collection. Designed for postseason dominance and derived from regular season signatures, the Nike LeBron 11 Elite, Nike Kobe 9 Elite and Nike KD VI Elite amplify technology and visibility. Each pair packs a hyperized hues based off their team tones, thus denoting the theme of the pack. Get more info on each installment in the shoe links above and look for the Nike Basketball Elite “Team” Collection to launch on April 11th at Nike.
No new shoes? Not for LeBron James. After stepping out in the Nike LeBron 11 Elite while visiting Chicago, King James returned home in the Nike LeBron 11 Low. Assisted by Air Max cushioning, you may recall our own George Kiel getting a look at the “Dunkman” colorway during shootaround at All-Star Weekend. The model made its formal debut in a win against the Wizards last night, with ‘Bron bringing in 23 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.
Up north, the Raptors brought out more retro Jordans in Brooklyn, while Tony Wroten invaded the Garden in OGs. See who wore what in this installment of Kicks On Court.
The Reebok Rail Black/Gold sees the next retro release focused around the Big Dog. A black upper gives way to white underlays on this installment, amplified by gold accents throughout the silo. Hexalite cushioning and a bulky outsole add ’90s nostalgia to this Reebok Rail release, set to launch at select Reebok accounts on March 21st.
Andre Agassi is back swinging. Although the tennis legend is not back on the tour, the new Nike Air Tech Challenge II “Clay Blue” continues the recent momentum of Agassi’s stellar sneakers. Both the Tech Challenge Huarache and ATC II have made retro returns in multiple colorways as of late, and this fresh style code is the next up. Maintaining its original DNA designed by Tinker Hatfield, the synthetic leather upper and visible two-piece Nike Air cushioning system take on a new set of electric colors on the paint splatter that is emblematic of Agassi’s powerful backhand. A white base houses the orange burst and clay blue details of this new style code of the classic, which will be available March 22nd for $120 at select NSW addresses.
Showcase your style on your feet and on your walls with KickPosters by Dan Freebairn. From contemporary classics to timeless takes, this series sees your favorite footwear featured in four color process posters. Portrait and landscape prints are available now at KickPosters. Preview their stock in the photos below.
Originally crafted for the skate, one of Vans’ most iconic models takes a break and hits the kitchen for refueling with the Off The Hook x Chuck Hughes x Vans Authentic LX “Black Crab”. Completely expanding the range of the Vans Authentic, this culinary collaboration was designed to be kitchen-ready. As the first of its kind, this project from Off The Hook and Chuck Hughes was cooked up with water-repellant materials, non-slip waffle outsoles, and waxed laces to handle the heat. Dressed in traditional all-black, the model is detailed with cork insoles that feature a black crab illustration. Tell us what you think of these cooking innovators in the feedback box, and make a reservation when they release March 22nd for $90 at select Vans accounts.
Between a high top cut, bulky build and reptile print, the adidas Originals Metro Attitude has a lot going on. How does one wear a shoe that does so much of the talking? The adidas Originals team offers some options in a new look book. Shot by Brock Fetch and styled with a Mob mentality, the international street sneaker is paired up with noir basics and luxury items. Peep the shots below and look for the adidas Metro Attitude Hi to launch this Saturday.
After Kevin Durant shed light on the Elite version of his latest signature a couple of months back, the Nike KD VI Elite “Team” is officially unveiled. Reworked from the low-top KD VI for a playoff push, the Elite “Team” most notably adds a full-length Nike Zoom unit that is completely visible for the first time in any of KD’s signature shoes. Even though it is pumped up with visible air, this updated version is actually lighter than the original. Designed to move naturally with the foot, Flywire and Kevlar fibers combine to provide lightweight lockdown. Premium materials and tailored details make up the postseason rendition of Durant’s latest, which is first seen in OKC Thunder-hues. Releasing along with the rest of the “Team”, alongside LeBron and Kobe’s models, the playoff KD VI will be available to the public on April 11th at select Nike Basketball carriers. Tell us what you think of Durantula’s KD VI Elite in the comment section, and keep Nice Kicks streaming for any future information.