Representing the East and West, respectively, each will showcase pinnacle performance shoes inspired by the city’s royal origins. Decorative badges commemorate individual player achievements while metal, leather and embroidery further embellish the limited-edition footwear.
Check out the entire Nike Basketball 2016 All Star Collection and look for them to release on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at select Nike Basketball retail stores, including Nike.com.
You’ll be able to see each athlete rock their All-Star shoes during the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto on Sunday, February 14th.
Nike Basketball 2016 All-Star Collection
February 11, 2016
UPDATE: Due to Kyrie Irving not making being voted for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, Nike has decided to not launch the Nike Kyrie 2 “All-Star” on Friday with the rest of the collection. But Nike did state that they will release at a later date – which we’ll keep you updated with.
A sleek black upper with a glowing green pop is a nod to the luminescence of the Northern Lights. Unique molded leather detailing on the heel and tongue gives the Kobe 11 new dimensionality.
The Air Audacity brings the power of “The Brow” to the court, complete with a heathered textile upper and an embroidered crest detail on the tongue.
Modern blocking, inspired by the classic look of flags spotted throughout Toronto that represent the city’s internationalism, brings a fresh graphic twist to the KD8’s Flyweave upper. Removable patches adorn the heel and tongue, and a white and light blue marble graphic, which references Toronto’s icy winter weather, decorates the outsole.
Paul George will make his fourth All-Star appearance in this special Hyperlive player-edition shoe, with a bold Canadian-red upper, maple-inspired gum outsole and leaf basketball logo. The shoe is recognized for its low-profile silhouette and lockdown support.
The LeBron 13 features a grey-green upper — reminiscent of the neutral tones of Toronto’s winter — with graphic blocking similar to the KD8. An icy, marbled effect covers the outsole heels of James’s game shoe while pins honor the player’s on-court triumphs.