Nike Basketball All-Star 2016 Collection Official Details
The Nike Basketball All-Star 2016 collection release date is February 11th online with Nike and at select retailers.
In addition to the five shoes, the collection also includes a backpack, hat, t-shirt, Hyperelite Crew sock and Hypermesh jacket. NIKEiD options, inspired by celebratory basketball moments of February pasts, will also be available.
Five sneakers are featured in this pack (from left to right):
Nike Air Audacity - Nike LeBron 13 - Nike Kobe 11
Nike Hyper Live - Nike KD 8
Nike Basketball All-Star 2016 Collection
Kobe Bryant, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Paul George and LeBron James have officially set their sights on Toronto and the All-Star game. 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.
*Note that Kyrie Irving was not selected to the All-Star game. However, Nike still has plans for a release of the Yellow Nike Kyrie 2 pictured above.
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.
NIKE AIR AUDACITY
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.
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.
KOBE 11 ELITE
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.
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.