LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant are not real superheroes, they just play like them on the basketball court.
Today’s biggest stars collectively showcase an uncanny skill-set, but they need that impenetrable gear to maximize those abilities and bring them to the forefront. Enter Nike Basketball’s ELITE Series 2.0.
This Saturday, April 27th Nike Basketball introduces the “Superhero” ELITE Series 2.0, a footwear collection that features its most premium footwear technology, including Kevlar® aramid, carbon fiber and articulated foam. Kevlar® aramid, an advanced material typically used in body armor, provides a locked-down, protective fit with its incredible high tensile strength-to-weight ratio. Carbon fiber offers lightweight resilient strength, while articulated foam provides impact protection and a comfortable fit. There are three releases in the collection, for each of Nike Basketball’s premiere players, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant.
The LEBRON X PS ELITE features a carbon-fiber reinforced midfoot for lateral stability to complement the responsiveness of its full-length Nike Zoom midsole. This version drafts off the rare Carbonado diamond, a virtually indestructible stone said to derive from an ancient supernova, the most explosive force in the universe. The shoe’s bright citrus colorway and graphic collar lining capture James’s unstoppable power.
Kobe Bryant often showcases the adept speed and precision of his on-court alter ego, the Black Mamba. The KOBE 8 SYSTEM ELITE is inspired by the lethal green pit viper snake and the x-ray vision emitted by its heat-sensing eyes. Bryant stays three steps ahead of his opponent with his keen vision. The KOBE 8 SYSTEM ELITE highlights Bryant’s power of deceptive speed with a poison green colorway and x-ray vision graphic on the collar lining.
Capturing Kevin Durant’s thunderous power of ultimate control, the new low KD V ELITE debuts in a volt colorway, illuminated by the sharp glow of lightning bolts. The design speaks to Durant’s versatility, shooting accuracy and finely-tuned court vision.
The Nike ELITE Series 2.0 “Superheroes” Collection drops this Saturday, April 27th at Foot Locker, House of Hoops by Foot Locker and Footlocker.com (starting at 8:00 a.m. EST). Pricing information and more photos can be found below. Check the Launch Locator here to see which stores will be getting these new releases.