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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.

Nike Zoom Kobe V

May 23, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

The Los Angeles Lakers moved past the Oklahoma City Thunder to advance to the second round of the 2010 NBA Playoffs being led by their fearless leader, Kobe Bryant, whose signature Nike professional basketball shoe has been released in a new colorway featuring a black based, with del sol used for the swoosh border, tongue branding, Kobe signature, and the outsole. Completing the look are speckled laces and a similar looking midsole that compliments the Lakers Away uniforms. The Nike Zoom Kobe V basketball shoe is the next evolution of 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.

Nike Air Penny III

May 6, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

Penny has been sidelined due to injury but not forgotten by Nike. Penny Hardaway hasn't been in the league for some time, but his shoes have managed to retain sneakerheads interest. Whether it's the Nike Air Penny II or the Nike Air Foamposite One, the sneakers that have graced Anfernee's feet still get us to pull out our wallets. Add this Nike Air Penny III retro basketball shoe to the list. The toe box joins with the rest of the shoe upper there are about 4 rows of perforations all neatly arranged while the white shoe lace contrasts with the black tongue. The shoe laces are thick string that match with the look of this shoe. At the tip of the tongue, there is a tab hook this feature is also repeated at the back tab of the shoe. The varsity red portion covers approximately half of the shoe. The midsole almost disappears for the center of the shoe while the heel has a prominent midsole. The midsole of the heel has a transparent section that showcases the Nike Air technology which helps show off the mirror-finish Penny logo near the heel. The Nike Penny III retro basketball shoe is meant to be a classic.

Nike Zoom Kobe V Carpe Diem

April 26, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

As the NBA season is winding down, Kobe Bryant and Nike are preparing for the playoffs and Kobe's mission to acquire his 5th championship. During his run to the NBA Championship, Kobe will rock and Nike will release the Playoff Pack Nike Zoom Kobe V professional basketball shoes. This colorway of the Nike Zoom Kobe V Carpe Diem is part of a collection known as the Playoff Pack. The color choice is the obvious Lakers inspired. The uppers of this professional basketball shoe are done up in black. Varsity Purple accents are assigned to the tongue, toe cap, and rear panel. Touches of gold are also used on the shoe, and are spotted on the mid panel and Nike Swoosh outline. Instead of the reptilian texture that pops up on many of the Nike Zoom Kobe V, the Playoff pack Nike Zoom Kobe V Carpe Diem features Nike's Playoff Pack print for this year which is a print made of small triangles that come together to make one larger cohesive print.

Nike Air Max Hyperize POP

April 25, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

Nike never fails to amaze sneakerheads out there with its continuous high quality and striking releases. It came as no surprise at all when another colorway for a silhouette from Nike is now available at selected retailers named as the Nike Air Max Hyperize Playoff Pack basketball shoes. The new colorway from this famous brand is in white/black-university blue combination. Though the color combination is quite common nowadays in market, its other features are just captivating enough. The basketball shoes other characteristics include Hyperize upper part, famous Air Max 360o sole and the unique design of various shapes such as triangles and hexagons. These cool shapes are in geometric jumble starting from the midsole that beautifully fades into white.

Nike Air Max Lebron VII Post Season

April 25, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

While LeBron James current signature basketball shoe has already been seen in a number of colorways, this special Air Max LeBron VII P.S. has been designed for the Cavaliers' playoff run. This Nike LeBron VII PS (Post Season) in Back/Red-White looks to have been designed for away games. As you can see, the visible 360 Max Air unit has been replaced with a more subtle embedded unit. Black patent leather wraps around the base of the upper, contrast the white midsole sitting on the icy outsole. Gold accents appear throughout, including around the Swoosh and Flywire threading. Red can also be found in large amount on the tongue and laces. Also, with a title on his mind, the red-eyed lion near the heel on the medial side is more menacing than your usual LeBron lion.

Nike KD2

March 30, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

The Nike KD II is a signature basketball shoe designed for one of the league's top performers - Kevin Durant. The Nike KD II Black/Photo Blue/Team orange is a perfect match for its recipient, a strapped midtop that makes the most of Oklahoma City orange and blue uniform colors. This Kevin Durant signature basketball shoe uses a subtle gradient on the mudguard piping, plus double contrast stitching to tie everything in together nicely, rubber cupsole design encapsulates a cushion foam and forefoot Nike Zoom unit that provides a plush ride. Flex grooves cut through the rubber to allow for smooth foot transition. While the various words and letters on this signature shoe are just like Kevin: slender and sleek.
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