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)

Win A Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite Hook-Up

Win A Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite Hook-Up

Win A Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite Hook-Up

LeBron James and the Miami Heat have started off their run at back-to-back NBA Championships strong. With three games in the books, the Heat are up 3-0 in their first round series against the Milwaukee Bucks and will look to complete the sweep on the road Sunday.

Ahead of Game 4, we’re giving you a chance to win an awesome LeBron gear hook-up, featuring his official postseason signature sneaker, the Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite. The package will also include a Miami Heat jersey, a Witness T-Shirt and a pair of basketball shorts.

For a chance to win this pack, simply head over to the sweepstakes page and fill in your information. Entries close on May 6, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Good luck!

Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite White Gold (1)

Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite White Gold (4)

Nike LeBron X PS Elite+ – White/Metallic Gold-Black

Nike LeBron X PS Elite+ – White/Metallic Gold-Black

Nike LeBron X PS Elite+ White Metallic Gold Black 579834-100 (1)

words // Brandon Richard

After eight years without winning a championship, LeBron James realized his dream last season when the Miami Heat prevailed over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals. This weekend, LeBron will embark on a journey to a second ring in an all-new variation of his tenth signature shoe, the Nike LeBron X PS Elite+.

The LeBron X PS Elite+ enhances power through a carbon fiber-reinforced mid-foot and Kevlar coated Flywire. Consistent lockdown and light, yet powerful lateral stability gives LeBron the speed and power to take flight. Kevlar aramid laces help players resist stretch. An articulated foam tongue provides impact protection and reduces lace pressure.

For players who like to see how they measure up, the LeBron X PS Elite+ is equipped with Nike+ technology, allowing you to track your performance and sync through a mobile device.

Symbolic of the call to championship greatness, the launch colorway of the LeBron X PS Elite+ is decked out in white and black with trophy-inspired gold accents.

Before the Heat host Milwaukee tomorrow afternoon, you can pick up LeBron’s playoff Nike basketball shoes here today.

Available: Nike LeBron X PS Elite+ – White/Metallic Gold-Black

Nike LeBron X PS Elite+ White Metallic Gold Black 579834-100 (2)

Nike LeBron X PS Elite+ White Metallic Gold Black 579834-100 (3)

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