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.
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.
Keeping the tradition going, LeBron James’ signature is subject to bolstered tech treatment as the first Nike LeBron 11 Elite is unveiled. Undergoing a near overhaul, the sneaker still features both Hyperfuse and Hyperposite, albeit in a modified design, with the use of Dynamic Flywire scaled back. Coming in with a lower cut, slate grey sets the tone of the performance hoops kick, as crimson handles the branding and accents. Despite the upper adopting a refined motif, the outsole takes on a blotchy look as black, white and crimson vie for space on the bottom. The Nike LeBron 11 Elite “Team” alongside the other components of the Nike Basketball Elite Series Team Collection is will be available at Nike.com on April 11.
Flyknit, carbon fiber, Dynamic Flywire and Lunarlon join forces on the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Team”. The Kobe 9′s incredibly lightweight design optimizes natural motion while providing both the lockdown and responsiveness required by Kobe Bryant. The Nike Basketball Elite Series Team Collection, which includes this purple and yellow Lakers colorway of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite, will be available on April 11, 2014 at Nike.com and select retail locations across the globe. Will you be looking to cop a pair? Let us know in the comment section.