Nike returns with one of sneakerheads’ favorite annual traditions, introducing new Holiday-themed colorways of each signature shoe that LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant will be wearing durin Christmas Day’s marquee game. But there’s more than putting holiday-inspired bells and whistles on these special edition silos. For the Kobe 8, Nike kept with the snake-theme touching on the upcoming Chinese New Year and paired it with red and yellow scales to mimic the colors of a Christmas tree while the LeBron X utilizes a metallic, vibrant red colorway with a sun-washed green to remind us of the bulbs and ornaments. The KD V, however, was inspired by KD’s memory of getting a video game system from Ol’ Saint Nick, with old-school video game graphics reflected in the design of the upper, sockliner, and tongue. Each of these looks will drop the day after Christmas so if you’re around a Nike retailer returning some boring sweaters, make sure to stop in and cop a pair.
Release Date: December 26, 2012 (Wednesday)