December 13, 2013 6:14:19 PM PST
Nike is continually incorporating innovative materials and patterns into their sneaker designs. In recent memory they have created a sneaker with a cork upper (Nike LeBron X Cork), Liberty of London fabric (Nike Air Force 1 Downtown), and glow-in-the-dark materials (Nike Air Max Glow Collection). For the Nike KD VI EXT Gum
the designers at Nike stepped out of the box once again and transformed Durant's signature on-court model into more of a lifestyle sneaker with an all-gum rubber upper. To complete the boot-like style, they also constructed the Nike KD VI EXT Gum
with metal D-ring lace loops. This extension of KD's performance model is a fresh take that simply works. Plus, they are very limited, so cop them while you can at Sneakerhead.
April 11, 2013 5:00:00 PM PDT
Ask any sneakerhead what's one of the most sought-after model nowadays, and there's no doubt he/she will say Foams. Developed by Korean car manufacturer Daewoo, and released by Nike in 1997, Foamposite technology revolutionized the sneaker industry by creating an upper, mid, and outsole that could be made out of a single cast/mold. Despite many in the industry doubting this would actually work, designer Eric Avar's beetle-inspired idea came to life, Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway chose the Foamposite as his signature sneaker, and the rest is history. Today Nike implements Foamposite technology into many sneakers, including the Air Force 1, ACG models, and the extremely popular Barkley Posite Max. Plus, the Foamposite One and Foamposite Pro are now being re-released in fresh new colors and patterns. Look for all the fresh Foamposite releases right here at Sneakerhead.
February 21, 2013 4:00:00 PM PST
From glow-in-the-dark soles to radiant neon-colored uppers, Nike has released many shoes in "head turning" designs, but none of those are quite like the Nike LeBron X 'Cork'
edition. This completely unique and revolutionary signature sneaker marks the first time Nike has ever released a model with a genuine cork upper. Inspired by the popping of champagne bottles that takes place in the winner's locker room after a championship victory, this extremely limited model also has a soft brown leather lining/tongue/tongue tag, standard Nike LeBron X midsole in white with 360-degree full-length visible Zoom Air unit, and red accents. If you are one of the lucky few to get your hands on a Nike LeBron X Cork
, please celebrate responsibly.
June 11, 2012 5:00:00 PM PDT
Although the basketball season for Kobe Bryant came to another abrupt ending this year when the Los Angeles Lakers were nearly swept by the Oklahoma City Thunder, new versions of his signature sneaker keep coming. The Nike Zoom Kobe VII "Poison Dart Frog"
has a vibrant Photo Blue/White-Team Orange-Black colorway, and follows the many other predatory animal themed releases we have seen from Nike's Kobe line this season. Available for men
, they feature Zoom Air technology, next generation Flywire, a 3-D heel clip, glass composite midfoot shank, and outsole flex grooves to enable a proper range of motion. Plus, the Nike Zoom Kobe VII "Poison Dart Frog" also sports a frog graphic on the heel. Cop a pair for you (or your kid) now at Sneakerhead.
February 28, 2012 4:00:00 PM PST
This year at the 2012 NBA All Star Game there were some "out of this world" sneakers on the court. The All Star/Galaxy designs by Nike feature a similar theme, but different executions. The Nike Air Max LeBron 9 'All Star'
has a bight orange colored upper with a 'galaxy' printed lining, reflective details, a 'LBJ6' badge on the tongue, and a glow-in-the-dark rubber outsole. The Nike Zoom Kobe VII 'All Star'
has a mulit-colored 'galaxy' colored upper with matching lining, a 'KB24 Black Mamba' badge on the heel, and also has a glow-in-the-dark rubber outsole. These very limited and unique designs are a stylish addition to any sneakerhead's collection.
February 14, 2012 4:00:00 PM PST
February is Black History Month, and to celebrate the occasion Nike has released the "Black History Month 2012" Pack. This exclusive and limited pack of sneakers includes an impressive array of popular Nike models, including the Nike Zoom Kobe VII
, Nike Air Max LeBron 9
, and Nike Zoom KD IV. Every pair in the pack shares a black colorway, embroidered "BHM" branding on the tongue, and is complimented with a colorful faux woven pattern. Many are considering this Nike's most coveted Black History Month-inspired collection to date. But with so many fresh designs, what models do you leave out of your collection?
July 11, 2011 5:00:00 PM PDT
The fifth installment in LeBron James' "Soldier" series features innovative technology, a unique lockdown system, and is available in a fresh array of colors. The Nike LeBron Air Max Soldier V
has Flywire technology for ultra lightweight support, Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot and a Max Air unit in the heel for targeted comfort, and deep flex grooves in the outsole enabling an enhanced natural range of motion. Nike also constructed this off season/summer basketball sneaker with a signature strap that connects to the midfoot and locks itself to both the lateral and medial sides, giving you lockdown security. The Nike LeBron Air Max Soldier V is currently available in Iguana / Black-White-Max Orange, Cool Grey / White, and Wolf Grey / Metallic Silver. When you're putting in extra time at the gym this summer doing footwork drills and shooting jumpers (and you should be), this is a great sneaker to be lacin' up.
June 1, 2011 5:00:00 PM PDT
If you have been watching the 2011 NBA Playoffs you have witnessed the dominance that is LeBron James. Whether it's his monster dunks, clutch 3-point field goals, or spectacular lock-down defense, even haters can't deny that LeBron is playing at an extremely high level. And, he's been doing it all in his signature shoes specifically designed for the playoffs, the Nike LeBron 8 PS (Post Season)
. This technically sound basketball sneaker is lighter than previous Nike LeBron 8 models to ensure that LeBron stays fresh during his championship run, but still offer exceptional support and cushioning. The Nike LeBron 8 PS has a breathable Hyperfuse constructed upper, lightweight cushlon midsole with large-volume 180 Max Air unit in the heel, Zoom technology, and flex grooves on the outsole. Available in several colorways, including White/Black-Sport Red
, Varsity Royal/Black-White
, and Black/Sport Red-White
, they have received a lot of great reviews for their looks and performance. The only question left is, will these be the shoes LeBron is wearing when he picks up his first NBA Championship?
December 26, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST
While he tries to capture an elusive three-peat this season, Kobe Bryant will be lacing up his new signature sneaker, the Nike Zoom Kobe VI
. This innovative basketball sneaker has an ultra supportive, lightweight upper and a design that was inspired by Kobe's often forgotten moniker, the Black Mamba. As far as the design in concerned, they feature "reptile scales" on the upper, a Black Mamba-inspired outsole, and a "stenciled" Swoosh on the side panel. When it comes to performance, the Nike Zoom Kobe VI
features a urethane outer with Flywire technology, Zoom Air, a dual-density sock liner that custom molds to your foot, and a low-to-the-ground profile that enables quicker cuts on the court. Finally, Nike did a play on the word phenomenon, and imprinted the word "VENOMENON" on the front of the midsole.
October 5, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
Over the summer LeBron James abolished the hopes of an entire city, partook in an unprecedented media fiasco, and joined forces to form a highly scrutinized "dream team." But, now the 2010-11 NBA season is here, and it's time for him to lace up his anticipated signature sneaker. The Nike Air Max LeBron 8 (VIII)
is a technologically advanced basketball sneaker specifically engineered to support and enhance the play of LeBron James. Some of the its most notable features include strategically placed Flywire-infused carbon fiber panels, a speckled midsole with visible Max Air 360 unit, and an enhanced lockdown dual-pull design on the collar. Of course, Nike also added some personal touches in the form of an intricately embossed lion on the tongue, LeBron James' signature on the heel and a refined back tongue label to represent his off-court style. LeBron's decision to go to Miami has brought about many questions, but the most important is
September 16, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
When you win two consecutive NBA championships people begin to notice. And by people, I mean Nike Basketball. So, for Los Angeles Lakers (and Kobe Bryant) fans around the globe, Nike is giving you a treat. These Nike Hyperdunk 2010
and Nike Air Max Hyperdunk 2010
basketball sneakers share the same team-inspired Los Angeles Lakers colorway. Plus, they're also some of the most technologically advanced designs from Nike's basketball collection. Besides sharing the same look, both the Nike Hyperdunk 2010 and the Nike Air Max Hyperdunk 2010 feature Flywire technology, which redefines footwear construction by shaving off weight, adding strength and support. I'm sure you'll be seeing both of these sneakers pounding the hardwood at Staples Center this coming year as the Lakers try to defend their title, but they can also be yours.
July 15, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
Two years ago Nike Basketball introduced the Hyperdunk. It instantly became one of the most popular, and top performing basketball shoe. This year it returns with upgrades as the Nike Hyperdunk 2010
. To start the new basketball shoe off properly, the initial colorways that has begin shipping including USA and China inspired editions,designed for the upcoming FIBA World Championships and World Basketball Festival, these shoes will be seen on the feet of the Chinese National Team. Yi Jianlian will partner with Reebok-sponsored teammate Yao Ming for the W.B.F., and his other players will lace these up. Of course Flywire continues to make up the upper, just like the first model. This new version uses a gloss finish similar to the build on the Zoom Kobe V, as opposed to the see-through material used on the original. We also see that the toe box uses a finish like those on, again, the Zoom Kobe V "Away." Del Sol yellow is used on the toe, midsole and on the print on the ankle area.
July 14, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
Nike Sportswear has dropped a new model on us this summer, and much in the same spirit as the Hoop Structure last year was a stylized basketball version of a classic running model, This time around, Nike has converted the iconic Zoom Spiridon to the Nike Zoom Don
basketball shoe. If you remember the Nike Zoom Spiridon, be sure to get your hands on this updated version. You'll see some noticeable differences in this popular basketball shoe, including a higher profile and more pronounced midsole structure to make them more suitable for the court. But the synthetic and mesh materials remain the same, along with the Swoosh accent on the side and the rubber sole.
July 6, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
Nike Basketball is sure to gives some of you sneaker heads flashbacks when you see this new pair of old shoes. The Nike Air Max Uptempo 97
has made its way back out the gate in its original colorway in what looks to be one of the years more promising releases. The basketball shoes feature White tumbled leather and black suede come together on this upper, but this mid-90s design is far from plain. College Navy accents have been implemented along the waving side design, as well as on the eyelets and Max Air unit. This basketball shoe was worn by soon-to-be-Hall of famed Scottie Pippen and joins the Air Pippen 1 in Nike Basketball's retro catalog for this Summer. These made quite a big splash when they were initially released and it is anticipated that their return will have the same presence.
July 5, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
While LeBron James might be wearing the new Nike Air LeBron VII P.S. during this year's 2010 NBA Playoffs that's not to say we won't see LeBron in a pair of these Nike Air Max LeBron VII Low
basketball shoe during the offseason when he is busy making his decision as to leave Cleveland or stay and attempt to win what could potentially be a championship. This pair of LeBron VII Low basketball shoes features a perfect colorway for the Summer months that lie ahead, coming in a mostly White with a hint of Mean Green colorway, the shoe features a White tumbled leather upper with various Mean green accents including in the Nike Air Max 360 bubble.