PREMIUM PERFORMANCE: NIKE ELITE SERIES ELEVATES SIGNATURE SHOES
Nike Basketball Elite Series Team Collection: KD7, KOBE X and LEBRON 12
Nike Basketball Elite Series Elevate Collection: KD7, KOBE X and LEBRON 12
Nike Basketball Elite Series Rose Gold Collection: KD7, KOBE X and LEBRON 12
Nike Basketball is committed to making athletes better. Reducing weight, refining angles and maximizing cushioning are just a few adjustments that can directly impact footwear performance. The driving obsession to master design intricacies inspires the Nike Basketball Elite Series.
Merging advanced innovation with inspirational narratives, the KOBE X Elite, KD7 Elite and LEBRON 12 Elite incorporate upgrades intended to maximize each shoe’s performance.
Nike Kobe X Elite: Team Collection
The KOBE X Elite features a Nike Flyknit upper construction with dynamic Flywire technology for superior strength, breathability and support.
The KOBE X Elite’s dynamic traction, hybrid cushioning system (Lunarlon, Nike Zoom Air and Nike Free-inspired siping combined) and modern aesthetic result in a new standard for performance footwear.
The shoe is the first Flyknit basketball shoe constructed with recycled polyester yarn – each pair is knit with the equivalent of five recycled plastic bottles.
THREE COLLECTIONS LAUNCHING APRIL, MAY AND JUNE
There are three distinct Nike Elite Series Collections that launch monthly beginning in April. The first, the Nike Elite Series Team Collection, launches April 18 and features team colors.
Kobe X: Nike Basketball Elite Series Team Collection
The second, Nike Elite Series Elevate Collection, features blue hues as a nod to the sky, launches May 15.
Kobe X: Nike Basketball Elite Series Elevate Collection
The third is available June 5, the Nike Elite Series Rose Gold Collection, which pulls inspiration from the journey to the championship trophy.
Kobe X: Nike Basketball Elite Series Rose Gold Collection
“It was just fuck everyone. I’m destroying everyone that steps on the court. I had all this pent up frustration that I needed to let out. It was an avalanche, man. There was nothing that was going to get in the way. There was nothing that was going to stop me. This is the battle that’s going within me that I’m carrying with me to these competitions. So, it’s not about you. It’s not about anybody else. You’re not making me go. I’m just driving this thing, man. And you just so happen to be a person that’s in the way that may get demolished in the process.”
Kobe Bryant and Rick Fox at Showtime’s exclusive screening event celebrating the premiere of “Kobe Bryant’s Muse”.
WORKING WITH THE MUSE TEAM
”We want sit around and understand all of our journeys
and how we got to be here. Because once we have that emotional connection, then
I feel like the editing process, the writing process are all carried through
into the film, because they’ll be bringing their own journey to the film.” -Kobe Bryant
David Nevins, President of Showtime Networks, Kobe Bryant and Gotham Chopra at Showtime’s exclusive screening event celebrating the premiere of “Kobe Bryant’s Muse”.
Stephen Espinoza, EVP, GM Sports and Event Programming and Kobe Bryant
David Nevins, President of Showtime Networks, Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant, Gotham Chopra and Stephen Espinoza, EVP, GM Sports and Event Programming at Showtime’s exclusive screening event celebrating the premiere of “Kobe Bryant’s Muse”.
Photos by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Showtime/AP Images