New York City’s infectious energy and fast pace connect the city’s five boroughs – providing a perfect backdrop for this month’s festivities. Nike Basketball drew inspiration from the distinctive architecture that dots New York’s skyline for the new collection featuring the Kobe X, KD7, Kyrie 1 and LeBron 12.
The Flatiron Building is a quintessential New York showstopper. Architects nestled this jewel into a tight city block defined by the converging geometry of Fifth Avenue and Broadway. LeBron James and his 12th shoe, the LeBron 12, embody a bold aesthetic and indisputable strength similar to the Flatiron Building. The LeBron 12 leverages distinct materials for structure, and boasts a purposeful design with unexpected geometric angles.
The 1964 New York World’s Fair showcased groundbreaking ideas, experimental thought and optimism. It drew people from around the world eager for a glimpse of the future and featured an iconic Unisphere. The KOBE X is an expression of that same sentiment, bringing Nike’s best inventions together in one future-forward shoe. The KOBE X’s dynamic traction, hybrid cushioning system and modern aesthetic may inspire a new standard for performance footwear where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Kobe X "All Star" drops this Friday February 13th.2015
Lebron 12 "All Star" drops this Saturday February 14th 2015