Nike “Area 72″ 2013 All-Star Collection Featuring Raygun

January 23, 2013 | 22

13-100_Nike_Allstar_NSW_Group-03_largeThe Nike Sportswear Division will continue on their intergalactic theme from last year’s galaxy lineup with their latest “Area 72″ Collection. The Area 72 collection is made for this year’s All-Star game in Houston. This collection pays homage to Nike’s classic models by infusing galactic textures, reflectivity and glow-in-the-dark highlights. Also making it back into the scene after a 10 year hiatus is the infamous Raygun character from Nike SB’s past.

The Area 72 collection includes some new and old models like Nike Blazer Mid, Nike Vandal, Nike Lunar Force 1, Nike Barkley Posite Max and Nike Air Force Max 2013. Mark your calendars because the Nike Area 72 2013 All-Star Collection will release on February 14th.

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The last time we left the fictional Nike Space Program (NSP) at last year’s mid-season basketball weekend in Orlando, our heroes had successfully launched into space on a mission to elevate the game to a greater galaxy.

After a sudden Big Bang in Orlando, it has been months without contact as they disappeared into space. All hope is not lost, as a transmission has just been received at Area 72 — a top-secret facility isolated in the depths of the desert in Houston, Texas, home of this year’s mid-season showdown.

Continuing the extraterrestrial design inspiration established in the Nike Basketball collection for Houston, Nike Sportswear presents a top-secret collection of five shoes celebrating the best of basketball.  Merging old-school models with new-age innovation, the premium collection includes the Nike Blazer Mid, Nike Vandal, Nike Lunar Force 1, Nike Barkley Posite Max and Nike Air Force Max 2013.

The collection celebrates the legacy of iconic Nike Basketball models of the past, now infused with galactic textures, reflectivity and glow-in-the-dark highlights. Developed deep within Area 72’s top-secret testing facility, the five-shoe collection features a custom galaxy print also featured on Nike Basketball’s performance shoes for Houston. The print appears on the collar lining of each shoe.

Since making its debut for Nike Basketball more than a decade ago, the Nike Raygun character is reincarnated on the tongue of each of these shoes.  With its trademark jetpack and alien physique, the Raygun is ready to strike opponents with fury.

This top-secret Nike Sportswear collection is available beginning February 14 in limited quantities at select retail locations and Nike.com.

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Comments (22)

  1. Those Blazers are on another level…

  2. LG

    I’m going for Air force Max,Posites and AF1 Lunars.

  3. AlSneaks

    imo the AF Max is by far the best in the pack.

  4. I’m not feeling this year’s All Star kicks. I do like Nike Basketball’s All Star over NSW’s.

  5. shoe guy

    they are all over done..

  6. MikeyDrums86

    Need them Barkley Posites!!! Lunars n Air Force Maxs koo to..

  7. SPINS6136

    No, no, no.

    Those Air Force Max are nuts!

    I’ll take those any day of the week and twice on All-Star Sunday.

  8. JBYRD23

    Those Air Force Max are on point! These take over all the other BS All-Star shoes!

  9. Executive

    Yeah those am forces will be in my possesion or shell casings will rain upon thee.

  10. JayOldPeachsteam

    Blazer has potential…

  11. The blazers are the only model thats even close to decent. I have to say that Im not too excited about what Nike has to offer this year so far. The black history month sneakers were a major fail imo, all the all star game sneakers are corny this year, the foamposite colorways etc. Only thing Im lookin forward to for Nike is the og huraches

  12. Shawty Black

    I like the Blazers and the Barkley Posites, but they all are very over-the-top and almost girlie with the pink and highlighter bright colors.

  13. aSh

    @ G-Roc…. Kinda feel you on that one… I do like a few bball’s here and there but last years did more with less… this year each one seems so busy… Might grab the brons… but not going to try to hard to do so…

  14. DeathOverDesigner

    Those Barkley’s though!!! TOUGH

  15. Guess Who?

    Force 180′s most balanced shoe, lunar forces aren’t too bad nor are the blazers

  16. Guess Who?

    Meant max not 180 sorry

  17. john.p.killroy

    Air Force Max SO FTW!!!

  18. blazers are cool the rest meh.

  19. sneakerguy69

    blazers are fly, and the air force max are sweet

  20. cnasty

    anyone know if the air force max are coming out in GS sizes?

  21. jojo

    No one on the vandals? Cool, easy to cop.

  22. Tennessey

    “HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM” …. This year’s Allstar Weekend Heat aint got shid on last year’s !!!

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