words // Brandon Richard

Nike Basketball has introduced the Elite Series, providing new levels of footwear innovation. The Nike LeBron 9, Kobe VII and Zoom Hyperdunk have all been treated to premium materials and footwear technology that provides players with a competitive edge for the playoffs.

Home and away offerings are served up in traditional white and black-based colorways, accented by trophy-inspired golden accents throughout. The uppers have been re-engineered from inside out to ensure lightweight performance with the use of ultra-high tensile strength Flywire made with Kevlar aramid. Other features include carbon fiber midfoot support shanks, Nike Pro Combat padded collars and special sockliners.

All three models from the Nike Elite Series are available at Eastbay now.

Available: Nike Elite Basketball Shoes

Nike Kobe VII Elite Home White Black Gold 511371-100

Nike Kobe VII Elite Away Black Gold 511371-001

Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite Home White Black Metallic Gold 516958-100

Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite Away Black Metallic Gold 516958-002

Nike Zoom Hyperdunk Elite Home 511369-100

Nike Zoom Hyperdunk Elite Away 511369-001