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Nike LeBron 8 PS (Post Season)

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?

Nike Zoom Kobe VI

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.

Nike Air Max LeBron 8 (VIII)

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

Nike Air Max Hyperdunk 2010

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.

Nike HyperDunk 2010

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.

Nike Zoom Don

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.

Nike Air Max Uptempo 97

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.

Nike Air Max Lebron 7 Low VII

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.

Nike Air Max Hyperize NFW Highlighter

June 14, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

The Air Max Hyperize NFW models put a lifestyle twist on performance models, and it has been applied to several Nike Basketball shoes including the Air Max LeBron VII, Hyperdunk and others. Different from what you've seen with the different Nike Hyperize models, the NFW does not use Flywire technology. The no flywire basketball shoes come in one of three colors including red, blue or yellow with a speckled outsole and same color visible air sole. The mid cut basketball shoe is in an odd way transformed into a lifestyle product based on the absence of the light weight paneling on the side.

Nike Air Max Lebron 7 Low

June 7, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

Nike Basketball will release this new White and Metallic Gold colorway of the Nike Air Max LeBron VII (7) Low basketball shoe this upcoming Summer or Fall 2010 season as we eagerly anticipate the release of the Nike Air Max LeBron VIII (8). While most NBA fans are also awaiting King James' decision this offseason as to whether or not he will bolt his hometown Cavaliers for the bright lights of New York or the windy city of Chicago, sneakerheads and Lebron fans can pick up a pair of these White and Metallic Gold Nike Air Max LeBron VII Low's knowing that they will still match any home uniform that LeBron James decides to don next season. The basketball shoe colorway consist of mostly white leather and Flywire which are used for the construction of the upper. Metallic Gold appears in small amounts on the center of the outsole, the heel emblem and the top V-shaped eyelet. The full-length Max Air unit sits underneath.

Nike Air Flight Falcon

June 6, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

The Air Flight Family is pleased to welcome a new member to the family, the Nike Air Flight Falcon basketball shoe. The Falcon appears as a younger generation of the Nike Air Flight 89. The layout of the paneling throughout the upper screams out Air Flight 89, and if you give it a good look you'll also notice some elements taken from the Air Flight Lite. If you can't see the Air Flight Lite in the upper you always have the "Flight F" logo on the tongue which is the same as that used on the Flight Lite. To start things off the Air Flight Falcon basketball shoe features a white/metallic silver base constructed from smooth leather and tumbled leather. From there a few hits of black and red were added in, most notably on the glossy Swoosh, Flight tongue tag, and on the Air Jordan IV sole unit, with black corduroy used on the inner lining. Breathing life into the sneakers and giving some accent coloring is red trim throughout the entire upper.

Nike Max A Lot

June 1, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

Scottie Pippen was one of five players who played on both the 1992 and 1996 US Olympic basketball teams and one of the four Original Dream Team members that kept the medal here in the states during 1996's Atlanta Summer Games. So it's only right that these Nike Max A Lot basketball shoes sport a little Olympic flavor is applied to this basketball shoe model that salutes his line of footwear. This pair Nike Max A Lot hosts the traditional Team USA sneaker white base, with navy blue, red, and gold accents. A single Max Air unit works on the heel, and sits atop a navy blue outsole. These basketball shoes are true to the Dream Team's golden tradition.

Nike Lebron VII Post Season

May 25, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

Over the past month or so, we have seen a lot of the Nike LeBron VII Post Season basketball shoes. The sightings make complete sense as the NBA playoffs are ready to start . Ready to erase last year's disappointing early playoff exit, LeBron James and The Cleveland Cavaliers took the court at home to kick off their run at a NBA championship. In addition to trying to change his playoff fortunes, LeBron James changed his footwear. Designed specifically for the NBA Playoffs, the Nike LeBron VII Post Season basketball shoes are officially available in white/black and black/white colorways. The LeBron James basketball shoe features side panels which are covered with the normal flywire in a blue, red and white color combination. Midnight Navy is seen on areas such as the outsole and quilted inner lining while minimal red accents are used on the sneaker. The sneaker is finished off with white placed on areas such as the mudguard, Nike Swoosh, and tongue.

Nike Max A Lot

May 24, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

Now more than a decade later, it seems as though the hard work, industry shifting designs and legacies of the past are seemingly being undone with the release of each and every pieced-together hybrid "tribute" shoe. The Nike Air Max A Lot basketball shoe, a meld of the Air More Uptempo and Air Pippen II, is hardly what anyone would label a modern icon. The upper features the bold A-I-R lettering that was impossible to miss in 1996, sure, but without the attribute that made the Air More Uptempo such a great shoe its complementary aligned full-length Max Air unit. The jeweled TPU bar from the Air Pippen II is dropped into the midsole instead, with a heel Air unit and re-appropriated font up the spine of the shoe. The Nike Air Max A Lot basketball shoe pays homage to the Scottie Pippen era by fusing characteristics of the Air Pippen II and Air More Uptempo into one basketball shoe. Full-grain and synthetic leather upper with traditional tongue construction. Medial and lateral gore strap offers optimal fit. Full-length, injected Phylon midsole with exposed visible Air unit in the heel. Outsole patterns inspired by some of Nike's most influential flight shoes.

Nike Zoom Kobe V

May 23, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

The Nike Zoom Kobe V is the next evolution of professional basketball footwear, emphasizing superior performance fit (a new last has sculpted arch and heel) with upper and bottom technologies working in a system, one supporting and enhancing the other. At 10.6 ounces it is one of the lightest professional basketball shoes, but for Kobe that's kinda expected. Next-generation Flywire Technology is more durable and offers better dynamic fit and lighter weight. Perforated foam mesh composite tongue provides more comfort and breathability. Added abrasion resistance in the tip and forefoot by second layer skins. Heel construction gives better conformance to the foot while maintaining superior stability. Dual counter (internal and external) and fabric collar. With a White/ Blue-Varsity Purple-Black colorway, perforated vamp and quarter delivers better breathability. Heartbeat traction pattern tells the story of heart and dedication in the game, as well as cardiovascular training. Flex groove pattern on the outsole gives great transition from medial to lateral as well as from heel toe. The Nike Zoom Kobe 5 (v) professional basketball shoe cushioning is provided by 6mm Zoom Air unit in the forefoot and 14mm Zoom Air unit in the heel. Extremely sculpted midsole helps the entire shoe fit better to the athlete's foot anatomy. Outsole provides great traction and durability with strategically placed outrigger and minimal wrapping in the heel.
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