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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.