Nike Kobe VII – White/Black-University Gold-Court Purple

Nike Kobe VII – White/Black-University Gold-Court Purple

words // Luis Sanchez

Nike Basketball treats fans of number 24 to an all new Lakers-inspired colorway of his signature Nike Kobe VII.

Continuing the already highly successful Kobe VII series, Nike Basketball went with a non-traditional Lakers color scheme utilizing alternate hues of purple and gold. Mr Bryant’s latest signature Nike Basketball shoes sport a predominantly black and white base, while university gold handles the liner and court purple hits the Swoosh. Court purple also hits the tongue Shozoku logo, while a subtle speckle finishes these off along the midsole.

This latest look for the Nike Kobe VII is now available for the new season here at Eastbay.

Available: Nike Kobe VII – White/Black-University Gold-Court Purple

Nike Kobe VII – Cheetah

Nike Kobe VII – Cheetah

words // Brandon Richard

For obvious reasons, the Los Angeles Lakers and their fans are looking forward to the 2012-2013 NBA season, but last season’s signature Kobe Bryant basketball shoes are still dropping in new eye-catching colorways. The latest release from the “Predator Pack” is the “Cheetah” Nike Kobe VII, featuring a spot-printed polyurethane shell upper that provides durability and a performance fit. Black works the tongue, inner lining and heel, which is supported by a molded 3D heel clip in an off-white hue known as Sail. The color continues down at the midsole, while Medium Grey fills in the Kobe logo, Swoosh branding and majority of the tread on the rubber outsole. Making sure you know which beast this shoe represents, there’s a cheetah logo on the heel in orange.

A cheetah-inspired design obviously makes this Kobe VII a great casual option, but the performance tech element is there too. Mesh placed under the polyurethane shell enhances breathability. Next-generation Flywire technology offers lightweight support and lockdown. The ‘Attack Fast’ insert consists of Phylon and Nike Zoom units in the heel and forefoot to deliver a lightweight, responsive ride built for speed. Lateral stability and lightweight grip are provided by a solid rubber outsole with a triangular traction pattern and strategically placed lateral outriggers. Flex grooves allow the shoe to move naturally with the foot for enhanced articulation and flexibility.

The “Cheetahs” are one of several Nike Kobe VII colorways we have available for you now.

Available: Nike Kobe VII – Cheetah

Nike Kobe VII Cheetah 488371-800 (1)

Nike Kobe VII Cheetah 488371-800 (2)

Nike Kobe VII Cheetah 488371-800 (3)

Nike Kobe VII Cheetah 488371-800 (4)

Nike World Basketball Festival Pack

Nike World Basketball Festival Pack

words // Brandon Richard

Yesterday, the who’s who of the NBA converged on the UNLV Gym in Las Vegas to begin training for 2012 USA Basketball. The group led by superstars such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant will soon be narrowed down to a roster of 12 that will travel to London later this month to compete in the Summer Olympic Games. Training camp in Vegas, will culminate in an exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at the Thomas & Mack on Thursday, July 12, and from there the team will train and play one exhibition game in Washington, D.C., and Manchester, England, and two exhibition contests in Barcelona, Spain, before arriving in London. This series of exhibition games will be part of the 2012 World Basketball Festival, a global celebration of the game put on by Nike.

As part of the World Basketball Festival, Nike Basketball is releasing a special pack of footwear featuring the brand new Hyperdunk and signature models of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. The trio of sneakers are linked together by a common color scheme of royal blue, navy and gold, as well as a special World Basketball Festival logo that appears on the tongue of the Hyperdunk and heels of the LeBron 9 Low and Kobe VII.

Game Royal and navy work the Hyperfuse-constructed upper of the LeBron 9 Low, which also features University Gold on the Swoosh border and 360-Max Air sole. White also fills in the midsole, tongue signature and Swoosh branding on the side panels.

Kobe’s WBF VII is built with a durable polyurethane shell in obsidian, backed by a golden external heel counter for extra stability. Gold also works the Swoosh and Kobe logos, while the interior is lined in royal blue. The lower portion of the Zoom-cushioned midsole is done in white and sits atop a grey rubber outsole.

The Hyperdunk features a navy synthetic and royal mesh upper, accented by University Gold on the Swoosh branding, exposed Flywire support cables and Lunarlon cushioned sole.

Join us in the celebration by picking up your new World Basketball Festival kicks today.

Nike LeBron 9 Low World Basketball Festival WBF Game Royal University Gold Midnight Navy 510811-402 (1)Nike LeBron 9 Low World Basketball Festival WBF Game Royal University Gold Midnight Navy 510811-402 (2)

Available: Nike LeBron 9 Low – Game Royal/University Gold-Midnight Navy

Nike Zoom Kobe VII System World Basketball Festival WBF Obsidian University Gold Game Royal Wolf Grey 488371-404 (1)Nike Zoom Kobe VII System World Basketball Festival WBF Obsidian University Gold Game Royal Wolf Grey 488371-404 (2)Nike Zoom Kobe VII System World Basketball Festival WBF Obsidian University Gold Game Royal Wolf Grey 488371-404 (3)

Available: Nike Kobe VII – Obsidian/University Gold-Game Royal-Wolf Grey

Nike Lunar Hyperdunk World Basketball Festival WBF Game Royal University Gold Obsidian 524934-401 (1)

Nike Lunar Hyperdunk World Basketball Festival WBF Game Royal University Gold Obsidian 524934-401 (2)

Nike Lunar Hyperdunk World Basketball Festival WBF Game Royal University Gold Obsidian 524934-401 (3)

Available: Nike Hyperdunk – Game Royal/University Gold-Obsidian

Nike USA Basketball Pack – Kobe VII & LeBron 9 Low

Nike USA Basketball Pack – Kobe VII & LeBron 9 Low

words // Brandon Richard

After the NBA crowns a brand new world champion within the next two weeks, the league’s top players will turn their attention toward London, home of this summer’s 2012 Olympic Games.  Players will be suiting up in the familiar colors of Old Glory in attempt to defend the Gold Medal claimed by the “Redeem Team” in Beijing four years ago. The team is expected to be one of the most talented ever assembled, led by the game’s two biggest stars – Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.

In preparation for London, Nike has released USA Basketball colorways on the Nike Kobe VII and Air Max LeBron 9 Low. Each shoe sports a clean white base, with obsidian, red and platinum accenting each look throughout. The Kobe VII also features a unique Nike Basketball logo on the heel.

Both Kobe and LeBron’s Olympic Nike basketball shoes are available at Eastbay starting today.

Available: Nike Kobe VII – USA Basketball

Available: Nike Air Max LeBron 9 Low – USA Basketball

Nike Kobe VII USA Basketball 488371-102 (1)

Nike Kobe VII USA Basketball 488371-102 (2)

Nike Air Max LeBron 9 Low USA Basketball 410811-101 (1)

Nike Air Max LeBron 9 Low USA Basketball 410811-101 (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