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Sneaker heads everywhere get ready for the Nike Basketball Christmas Collection which features the signature kicks: Bryant’s KOBE 9, Durant’s KD 7 and James’s LEBRON 12.
KOBE 9 KNIT STOCKING is the first basketball shoe to feature Nike Flyknit technology with a festive makeover highlighting its knitted aesthetic with a red and white Flyknit upper, taking inspiration from a knit stocking. Inside, the shoe reads “Mamba’s Greetings,” a hidden detail from Bryant on the inner tongue.
KD 7 EGG NOG features dynamic Flywire technology, Hyperposite construction and Zoom Air cushioning. A red Hyperposite heel integrates glossy flecks emulating the condensation on a glass of egg nog. “Fresh Since ’88,” Durant’s birth year, emblazons the shoe’s sock liner as a tribute to the holiday beverage Durant has enjoyed since childhood.
LEBRON 12 AKRON BIRCH has an emerald green base combines with the shoe’s photorealistic camouflage upper on the Hyperposite shell. The camo pattern is inspired by Akron, Ohio’s winter weather and includes a birch tree pattern. Black and Hyperpunch micro dots integrate into the camo pattern for a seasonal touch. A notable subtlety of this shoe is the snowflake formed by small hexagons on the tongue loop.