These are dope.
Earlier this week, Nike Basketball unveiled its Easter inspired sneaker designs for its trio of signature kicks, LEBRON X LOW, KOBE 8 SYSTEM, and KD V. The designs are a play on the youthful tradition of dying and decorating Easter eggs. Both the KD V and LEBRON X LOW include a soft pastel colorway, while the KOBE 8s have a bolder dip-dyed or color-blocking treatment.
Read on to see what else Nike had to say about each design.
The KD V features soft blue-green tones and playful paint patterns on the Swoosh, tongue and visible Max Air unit in the heel. The KD V, Kevin Durant’s most technically advanced shoe to date, combines Nike Zoom cushioning in the forefoot and Nike Air in the heel, along with a Hyperfuse upper and dynamic heel support.
The vivid color-blocking of the KOBE 8 SYSTEM overlays egg-painting technique on Kobe’s signature snakeskin pattern throughout the upper. Innovative Nike Engineered Mesh enables incredible use of color, which is fully leveraged in this edition. Designed as an extension of Kobe’s foot for his quickness and precision, the KOBE 8 SYSTEM incorporates Nike Engineered Mesh for the first time in a basketball shoe. This upper construction provides a dynamic, ultra-lightweight fit while acting as a canvas for provocative graphic design.
The LEBRON X LOW, LeBron James’s new low-cut signature shoe, continues the celebration of his 10-year partnership with Nike Basketball. The low version debuts in this special colorway, with mint as the base color of the shoe and a graphic collar-lining in Easter-egg hues. The LEBRON X LOW features a basketball-specific Max Air 360 unit that provides maximum impact protection and a smooth ride. Hyperfuse construction with Flywire technology delivers dynamic containment for optimal performance. The low-cut upper offers lightweight comfort and free range of motion.
LeBron James will have a chance to debut these holiday themed sneakers on Easter Sunday, March 31, when the Miami Heat take on the San Antonio Spurs. Meanwhile, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant may lace their kicks up a day earlier when they take on the Sacramento Kings and Milwaukee Bucks, respectively.
With Spring approaching, adding a pop of color is a fresh and hassle-free way to give new life to the classic look of jeans and a t-shirt. If you’re interested in copping any of these signature sneakers, they’re available in select retailers and Nike.com starting March 29.
Are you feeling them?