Nike Basketball ELITE Series 2.0 : Superhero Pack

Nike Basketball ELITE Series 2.0 : Superhero Pack

Nike Basketball ELITE Series 2.0 : Superhero Pack

words // Brandon Richard

Inspired by the rare combination of unearthly abilities and impenetrable gear superheroes possess, Nike Basketball introduces the ELITE Series 2.0 for LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant.

The ELITE Series 2.0 fuses lightweight construction, enhances fit and dynamic protection. Kevlar aramid, an advanced material typically used in body armor, provides a locked-down, protective fit with its incredible high tensile strength-to-weight ratio. Carbon fiber offers lightweight resilient strength, while articulated foam provides impact protection and a comfortable fit.

Nike’s ELITE Series 2.0 is supplemented with superpower storylines for LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant.

Forged by time, heat and pressure, the diamond inspires LeBron James’s tenth signature shoe. His elite version drafts off the rare Carbonado diamond, a virtually indestructible stone said to derive from an ancient supernova, the most explosive force in the universe. The shoe’s bright citrus colorway and graphic collar lining capture James’s unstoppable power.

Kobe Bryant often showcases the adept speed and precision of his on-court alter ego, the Black Mamba. The Kobe 8 System Elite is inspired by the lethal green pit viper snake and the x-ray vision emitted by its heat-sensing eyes. Bryant stays three steps ahead of his opponent with his keen vision. The Kobe 8 System Elite highlights Bryant’s power of deceptive speed with a poison green colorway and x-ray vision graphic on the collar lining.

Capturing Kevin Durant’s thunderous power of ultimate control, the new low KD V Elite debuts in a volt colorway, illuminated by the sharp glow of lightning bolts. The design speaks to Durant’s versatility, shooting accuracy and finely-tuned court vision.

All three Nike ELITE Series 2.0 basketball shoes are available here today.

Available: Nike LeBron X PS Elite “Superhero”

Available: Kobe Kobe 8 System Elite “Superhero”

Available: Nike KD V Elite “Superhero”

Nike Basketball ELITE Series 2.0 : Superhero Pack - LeBron X PS Elite (3)

Nike Basketball ELITE Series 2.0 : Superhero Pack - LeBron X PS Elite (2)

Nike Basketball ELITE Series 2.0 : Superhero Pack - Kobe 8 System Elite (1)

Nike Basketball ELITE Series 2.0 : Superhero Pack - Kobe 8 System Elite (2)

Nike Basketball ELITE Series 2.0 : Superhero Pack - KD V Elite (1)

Nike Basketball ELITE Series 2.0 : Superhero Pack - KD V Elite (2)

Nike Basketball Elite Series

Nike Basketball Elite Series

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

Nike ELITE Basketball Crew Socks – Now Available

Nike ELITE Basketball Crew Socks – Now Available

words // Luis Sanchez

Some of the best crew socks from the Swoosh for both on and off the court are now available from Eastbay. And while the Nike ELITE Basketball Crew Sock is most notably geared toward performance on the court with the latest Nike Basketball shoes, they’ve also become an amazingly huge fashion statement as seen with the multiple colorways offered.

The Nike ELITE Basketball Crew Socks features a mid foot compression fit for a secure, stable design that helps keep socks and cushioning in place. DRI-FIT fabric is also put to use, wicking away any moisture to keep feet dry and cool. The Nike ELITE Basketball Crew Sock also utilizes foot strike-cushioning, making for some of the best socks available on the market today.

The Nike ELITE Basketball Crew Socks are now available from Eastbay in several great colorways.

 Available now: Nike ELITE Basketball Crew Sock