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Nike Basketball’s signature athletes Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James are celebrating Christmas by releasing festive kicks to tell their individual stories. The Kobe 9 highlights its knitted aesthetic with a red and white Flyknit upper, taking inspiration from a knit stocking. Leather textures on the tongue and overlays give the shoe a premium feel, while its marbled outsole resembles candy canes. The KD7 pays tribute to his favorite holiday beverage, eggnog. A red Hyperposite heel integrates glossy flecks emulating the condensation on a glass of eggnog. Last but not least, the LeBron 12 combines the shoe’s photorealistic camouflage upper on the Hyperposite shell. The camo pattern is inspired by Akron, Ohio’s winter weather and includes a birch tree pattern. Black and Hyperpunch micro dots integrate into the camo pattern for a seasonal touch.
Available in stores and online Friday, December 26. Check out Release Locator for stores.
Nike Basketball’s signature athletes Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James will celebrate Christmas on the court with festive kicks that tell unique holiday stories. Check out more info below on the full collection as well as all the release details.
In Store Release Details
In partnership with mall management, Foot Locker and House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores will implement a ticket procedure* in order to purchase the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Christmas” (on-sale 12/26 for $ 225), Nike LeBron 12 “Christmas” (on-sale 12/26 for $ 220) and Nike KD7 “Christmas” (on-sale 12/26 for $ 170). First come first serve ticket procedure stores will begin handing out tickets at 9:00 a.m. local time (or otherwise noted) on Sunday, December 14th. Sweepstakes stores will hand out tickets on Monday, December 15th and Tuesday, December 16th. For addition details and to find out which stores near you will carry the shoes and which ticket procedure they will implement, please visit the Launch Locator. Kids Grade School sizes will be available.
Online Release Details
The shoe will be available starting at 8:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, December 26th on Footlocker.com. Kids grade school sizes will also be available.
**For information regarding special release procedures for the below releases please click here.
☐ Air Jordan 11 Retro “Legend Blue” (on-sale 12/20)
☐ Grade School Air Jordan 11 Retro “Legend Blue” (on-sale 12/20)
☐ Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Volt” (on-sale 12/22)
☐ Air Jordan “Ultimate Gift of Flight” Pack (on-sale 12/23)
*Mall management directives and/or security issues may result in a change to the stated store procedure.
LeBron 12 “Akron Birch”
The LeBron 12 was developed to meet James’s performance needs based on research from the Nike Sport Research Lab. Nike Zoom Air technology is brought to a new level on this shoe. The emerald green base combines with the shoe’s photorealistic camouflage upper on the Hyperposite shell. The camo pattern is inspired by Akron, Ohio’s winter weather and includes a birch tree pattern. Black and Hyperpunch micro dots integrate into the camo pattern for a seasonal touch. A notable subtlety of this shoe is the snowflake formed by small hexagons on the tongue loop.
KD 7 “Egg Nog”
Driven by a design philosophy to stay light and locked down during sharp cuts, the KD 7 features dynamic Flywire technology, Hyperposite construction and Zoom Air cushioning. The shoe continues to bring Durant’s personal stories to life – this time paying tribute to his favorite holiday beverage, egg nog. A red Hyperposite heel integrates glossy flecks emulating the condensation on a glass of egg nog. “Fresh Since ’88,” Durant’s birth year, emblazons the shoe’s sock liner as a tribute to the holiday beverage Durant has enjoyed since childhood.
Kobe 9 Elite “Knit Stocking”
The Kobe 9 gets a festive makeover highlighting its knitted aesthetic with a red and white Flyknit upper, taking inspiration from a knit stocking. Supple leather textures on the tongue and overlays give the shoe a premium feel, accented by a marbled outsole resembling candy canes. Inside, the shoe reads “Mamba’s Greetings,” a hidden detail from Bryant on the inner tongue.
Playing a pivotal part in Nike’s Flax Collection, the iconic Air Max 1 employs a flax aesthetic with flax-colored uppers, gum soles, and boot-inspired laces. All three sneakers in this collection follow this same colorway and use of nubuck material. The Nike Air Max 1 is specifically notable because it’s a departure from the Infrared colorway we’re used to seeing it in. The sneaker’s Autumn-inspired palette features an earthy baroque brown midsole that pairs with its classic gum bottom.
Available in stores and online tomorrow. Check out Release Locator for stores.
Jordan Brand is back with a new limited edition pack inspired by the ‘Slam Dunk’ Japanese manga series. The pack consists of an Air Jordan 6 Retro and Jordan Super.Fly 3 (sold separately). For full details on the pack and release information please read below.
STORE RELEASE DETAILS
In partnership with mall management, SELECT House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores will implement a sweepstakes ticket procedure* in order to purchase the Air Jordan 6 Retro ‘Slam Dunk’(on sale 11/1 for $ 250) and the Jordan Super.Fly 3 ‘Slam Dunk’ (on sale 11/1/14 for $ 185). The sweepstakes tickets will be given out on Monday, October 27th and Tuesday, October 28th. If your ticket number is selected, you will be notified by phone on Wednesday, October 29th or Thursday, October 30th. These procedures are for SELECT STORES only. To find out which store near you will carry the shoe and if that store will implement the sweepstakes ticket procedure, please visit the Foot Locker Launch Locator.
ONLINE RELEASE DETAILS
Both releases will be available on Footlocker.com starting at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Saturday, November 1st.
*Our customers are our priority and we encourage everyone to follow the procedure outlined above in an orderly and safe manner. We thank you in advance.
During the ‘90s, the game of basketball experienced rapid globalization. Basketball fans around the world tuned in to watch the top talent in the game. Michael Jordan became the face of the basketball surge, rising to global super-stardom and inspiring a legion of fans — including Japanese manga artist, Takehiko Inoue.
In 1990, Inoue introduced the world to the fictional Hanamichi Sakuragi – the protagonist in his popular “Slam Dunk” manga series. Sakuragi began as an outcast at his high school with a reputation for causing trouble. After a girl rejected him, he tried out for the basketball team, where he showcased his natural athleticism and helped turn his previously unknown high school team into an all-star contender in Japan. “I have been hugely inspired by Michael Jordan’s game, as well as his attitude. It’s been a great honor to have this opportunity,” said Inoue. “At first, he was someone from a different planet — he could stay in the air longer than anybody else. Then I began to see him as someone who always encourages you to set a vision and challenge yourself to achieving it.”
IN THE DETAILS
Inoue focused on details to continue the narrative of Sakuragi’s story, which hasn’t been in development since 1996. When readers last saw Sakuragi, he was sidelined with injuries. During the past 18 years, Inoue has said he’d imagine Sakuragi was still alive somewhere, recovering from injury and working out while continuing to think of himself as “the genius” he once was in high school basketball. Those days inspired the illustration — which will never be published — on the Jordan Super.Fly 3, part of a new Jordan Brand collection created in partnership with Inoue.
The number 10 is present throughout the collection, replacing the standard 23. The number is a nod to Sakuragi’s player number and establishes the Jordan Brand x Slam Dunk collaboration as the character’s very own player-exclusive line. “Using a legacy shoe like the iconic Air Jordan VI, as well as our latest performance model in the Jordan Super.Fly 3, served as the perfect vehicle to highlight the past and present — both in the product and the manga storyline,” said Gemo Wong, Energy Director for Jordan Brand.
Air Jordan 6 Retro
The limited Slam Dunk edition has an interesting take on the iconic silhouette. An all-red upper features the iconic imagery fans of the 31-volumed manga series have grown to love. The images highlight moments from the series, paying tribute to the legacy of Sakuragi’s personal growth and on-court talent.
The Jordan Brand’s latest performance model — the Jordan Super.Fly 3 — is the canvas for the new sketches of the “Slam Dunk” world. The all-black upper provides the perfect backdrop to showcase the continued on-court legacy of Sakuragi. Even the shoebox serves as an additional platform to tell Sakuragi’s continued story.
The Nike Kobe 9 EM Premium Collection features three colorways: Gorge Green, Gym Red and Game Royal. Each of the sneakers boast a geometric fade pattern on their full Engineered Mesh uppers. The speckled midsoles feature a Kobe signature on the injected nylon heel clip and the Nike Lunarlon midsoles deliver an comfortable and responsive ride. Which one of the three is your favorite? Let us hear your pick in the comments below.
Available online only this Friday.
It’s not fall yet but it’s never too early to get your fleece game on. Cooler weather means more layers and more layers means more fashion choices and there’s one set of fleece that ranks above them all: Nike Tech Fleece. Incorporating the latest in fleece technology with throwback silhouettes, Nike’s 2014 Tech Fleece Collection has just arrived in stores and it’s a truly remarkable pack. Foot Locker’s assortment includes the Nike Tech Windrunner and the Nike Tech Jogging Pant with a cuffed bottom.
[...]the Nike Tech Windrunner IRD elevates the jacket that was designed for Nike-sponsored runners back in 1978 and became a street -style statement. A water-resistant iridescent woven overlay, borrowed from the original, increases protection from precipitation and highlights the classic chevron aesthetic of the Windrunner. An extended hood bill and reflective zipper pulls emphasize the specialized details.
The Nike Tech Windrunner retails for $ 160 while the Tech Pant costs $ 100.
The Kobe 9 “Premium Collection” features a trio of brand new Kobe 9 Low EM colorways that are easy to hook up to your favorite outfit, workout gear, or even team uniform. The “Premium Collection” features a geometric fade pattern on the upper and solid color blocking on the outsole. Each of the shoe’s speckled midsoles hook back to the dominate color on the release. Each pair in the “Premium Collection” will retail for $ 170 and will be available starting this Friday, September 5th at Foot Locker, House of Hoops by Foot Locker and Footlocker.com. Take a look at the detailed images below for a closer look at each colorway. Check the Launch Locator to see which stores will have these release.
Nike Kobe 9 Premium Game Royal/Metallic Silver-Blue Hero
Nike Kobe 9 Premium Gorge Green/Metallic Silver-Electric Green
Nike Kobe 9 Premium Gym Red/Metallic Silver-Bright Crimson
Inspired by LeBron James’ connection to the world of style and fashion, the new Nike Maison LeBron Collection includes the LeBron 11 Elite 3M ‘Blue Hero’, LeBron 11 Low ‘Hyper Punch’ and LeBron 11 ‘Metallic Luster’ each featuring a variety of premium finishes and prints. Polka dots, stripes, neutral tones with bright pops of color and rich metallics define the collection, which drops this Saturday, August 23rd. For more information and images on the collection (each sold separately) please see below.
Nike LeBron 11 Elite 3M ‘Blue Hero’ – Click HERE for RELEASE DETAILS
LeBron 11 Low ‘Hyper Punch’ – $ 190
Available at House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores
Nike LeBron 11 ‘Metallic Luster’ – $ 220
Available at Foot Locker and House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores
With the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup set to tip off across the pond in Spain at the end of the month, international basketball will take center stage before the start of the NBA season. Despite a wild NBA off season that still has the potential to get crazier – the international basketball scene has had a number of attention grabbing story lines out of USA Basketball camp – both good and bad. On Thursday a four pack of Nike Hyperdunk 2014s will drop that pays tribute to four meccas of American basketball: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington DC. Each city assumes a different two toned colorway that includes a gradient color change from front to back as well as black speckles all over the Hyperfuse upper and Lunarlon midsole. To find out which store near you will carry the shoe and if that store will implement the sweepstakes ticket procedure, please visit the Foot Locker Launch Locator.
The New York and Chicago models will be released as a high top Hyperdunk 2014 for $ 140 while DC and LA are both Hyperdunk 2014 Lows for $ 130. Take a look at the colorways below and let us know which city you put on for.
Nike Hyperdunk 2014 CHI – Dark Grey/Hyper Crimson-Volt
Nike Hyperdunk 2014 NYC – Dark Grey/Dark Grey-Volt
Nike Hyperdunk 2014 Low LA – Dark Grey/Hyper Punch-Volt
Nike Hyperdunk 2014 Low DoC – Dark Grey/Hyper Turquoise-Volt
The Nike Air Collection celebrates the significance of Nike’s first-ever outdoor basketball sneaker, the Air Raid, by returning it alongside a complementary Air Force 1. Fueled by the golden age of street basketball, both designs draw inspiration from the campaign that catapulted the Swoosh to the forefront of hoops culture.
Originally released alongside the slogan – “Live Together. Play Together.” – the battle-tested Air Raid returns with a fitting combination of colors to honor its heritage. The design’s rugged silhouette has been accented in multicolored graphics so you can raise your game, and simultaneously, increase the peace. Over two decades since its debut, the Air Raid’s legacy lives on in the streets, representing an era of bold statements and equally bold aesthetic choices. Additionally, the collection includes an Air Force 1, equipped with a black nubuck upper and matching graphic accents to symbolize the push for peace that forever changed the game.
The Air Raid will be available at Foot Locker, House of Hoops by Foot Locker and Footlocker.com (starting at 8:00 a.m. EDT) for $ 125 on Saturday, July 26th. Check the Launch Locator to see which stores will have this release.
The Air Force 1 will ONLY be available on Footlocker.com for $ 90 starting at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Saturday, July 26th.
Nike Air Raid ‘Peace’ – Black/Pin Green-Dark Grey
Nike Air Force 1 ‘Peace’ – Black/Multicolor