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 LeBron 9 – Summit Lake Hornets

Nike LeBron 9 – Summit Lake Hornets

words // Luis Sanchez

LeBron James continues to kill things in the world of Nike Basketball shoes with this all new purple-based colorway of the LeBron 9.

Imspired by LeBron’s first ever rec-team as a kid known as the Summit Lake Hornets, this latest release of the LeBron 9 dons a sweet purple-dominated color combination. Purple handles most of the upper on these bad boys, while aqua takes care of the Swoosh, tongue liner and midsole down below. White breaks up the otherwise bright look, taking care of the midsole splatter, 180 heel Air bag and outsole sitting down below.

The all new “Summit Lake Hornets” Nike LeBron 9 is now available for purchase from Eastbay.

Available: Nike LeBron 9 – Summit Lake Hornets

Nike LeBron 9 – Swingman – Now Available

Nike LeBron 9 – Swingman – Now Available

words // Luis Sanchez

After several months of anticipation, Eastbay is finally offering us a shot at the “Swingman” Nike LeBron 9.

One of three colorways releasing this weekend, the “Swingman” LeBron 9 Nike Basketball shoes display a colorway that’s inspired by the Seattle Mariners and the great Ken Griffey Jr. Representing LeBron’s love for Griffey Jr, the LeBron 9 arrives covered in a combination of green abyss and obsidian blue. Hits of white add some contrast throughout, while red accenting completes the classic Seattle Mariners color scheme.

The “Swingman” Nike LeBron 9 is now up for grabs from Eastbay.

Available: Nike LeBron 9 – Swingman

Nike LeBron 9 – Cool Grey/White-Metallic Silver

Nike LeBron 9 – Cool Grey/White-Metallic Silver

words // Luis Sanchez

Officially releasing today at Eastbay is the much-anticipated “Cool Grey” Nike LeBron 9.

Taking inspiration from last year’s “Pre-Dunkman” colorway of the 8 V/2, the innovative LeBron 9 is hit with a combination of Cool Grey, White and Metallic Silver. Cool Grey and black work most of the Flywire upper, while white adds the perfect amount of contrast on the Swoosh, tongue signature and outsole down below. Cool Grey also takes care of the midsole and liner, completing another impressive colorway of the LeBron 9 Nike Basketball shoes.

The “Cool Grey” Nike LeBron 9 is now available for purchase from Eastbay.

Available: Nike LeBron 9 – Cool Grey/White-Metallic Silver

Nike LeBron 9 – Freegums

Nike LeBron 9 – Freegums

words // Luis Sanchez

Officially released this past weekend was the Freegums x Nike LeBron 9 following a limited release earlier this month during Miami’s annual Art Basel. LeBron’s latest Nike Basketball shoes, they feature a Miami-inspired design by local Peruvian artist Freegums.

The Representative collage features a variety of inspirations, including all things LeBron James and the beautiful city of Miami. A simple white, black and red color scheme is put to use on this latest release, allowing Freegums’ unique work to take center stage.

The Freegums x Nike LeBron 9 is now available from Eastbay in limited quantities.

Available now: Nike LeBron 9 – Freegums