Christmas is that special time of year when families get together, cheer is in the air, and of course, when the wildest colorways of the year come out for the Christmas editions of NBA Player signature shoes. 2012 might be one of the wildest Packs we’ve seen for Nike’s basketball stars, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant.
The LeBron X Christmas colorway may actually be the most conservative of the trio in this pack. His Miami Heat will host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Christmas day. The bold university red upper of these kicks will match the Heat’s all red Christmas Day jerseys perfectly. Tourmaline accents including a green icy bottom can be found on the laces and Nike and LeBron branding around the shoe with a special Christmas decal on the inside heel of each sneaker in the pair.
Kobe’s brand new Nike Zoom Kobe VIII will be released on Christmas Eve in just the second colorway of the year. The original black/yellow Kobe VIII was released last week. Though the Kobe VII had a pretty eye popping Cheetah colorway for Christmas 2011, the 2012 Christmas edition of the Kobe VIII may top them. This year’s Christmas Kobe kicks take their inspiration from the Rhinoceros Viper. Countless colors make up the upper on a shoe that will most certainly suit the Lakers’ all white Christmas Day uniforms when they take on the oranged-out Knicks. Vivid sulphur takes care of the icy outsole to round out this release.
Kevin Durant will see his Nike KD V released in its third colorway of the year for Christmas. While last year’s KD IV took on a copper colorway to celebrate the holiday, this year’s Durants take on a completely different inspiration. Inspired by one of KD’s favorite holiday gifts, a video game system, which is featured through the upper design, sockliner graphic and tongue logo, the KD V “Christmas” is made up of digitized squares of blue and red to make a one of a kind upper that is worthy of a Christmas release. These too go perfectly with the Thunder’s light blue Christmas day unis which you’ll be able to see when the Thunder take on the Heat in Miami on Christmas Day.
All three shoes in the pack will drop today online at Footlocker.com. The shoes will release tomorrow at Foot Locker and House of Hoops by Foot Locker. Check the Launch Locator here to see which stores will be getting the pack. Pricing information, links to buy online, and detailed pictures of each shoe in the pack can be found below. These shoes will also be available in kids sizes.
UPDATE (12/25 NOON EST): We are SOLD OUT online in men’s sizes.
From everyone at Foot Locker, we’d like to wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! Now what are you waiting for? Go watch some basketball!
Nike LeBron X “Christmas” – $180
Nike Zoom Kobe VIII “Christmas” – $140
Nike KD V “Christmas” – $115