Nike Basketball Elite Series 2.0 Announced

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Today, Nike the 2.0 version of the Nike Basketball Elite  Series. The pack includes the Nike LeBron X, the KD V, and the Kobe 8 System. Inspired by their superhero like abilities, the collection fuses lightweight construction, enhanced fit and dynamic protection. Like last year, Kevlar® aramid, an advanced material typically used in body armor, plays a role in the design and adds it tensile strength to the sneakers. Carbon fiber has also been added to the story  and is used for its lightweight resilient strength. Finally, articulated foam provides impact protection and a comfortable fit. Look for the Nike Basketball Elite Series 2.0 to hit retailers starting April 27.

LeBron X PS Elite

Continuing the LeBron X diamond story, Nike Basketball takes inspiration from the rare Carbonado diamond. Said to be virtually indestructible, shoe’s bright citrus colorway and graphic collar lining capture James’s unstoppable power.

  • Carbon fiber-reinforced mid-foot wings for excellent lateral stability
  • Kevlar® aramid-reinforced Nike Flywire technology for consistent lock-down through the midfoot
  • Kevlar® aramid laces resist stretching for a more consistent fit
  • Articulated foam tongue provides impact protection and minimizes lace pressure

Kobe 8 System Elite

Focusing in on Kobe’s speed and precision, the Kobe 8 Elite is inspired by the lethal green pit viper snake and the x-ray vision emitted by its heat-sensing eyes. Detailing is expressed through a poison green colorway and x-ray vision graphic on the collar lining.

  • Carbon fiber heel clip and shank for lightweight stability, quick cuts and jumps
  • Dynamic Flywire technology reinforced with Kevlar® aramid to provide more consistent stability and lockdown
  • Articulated foam tongue provides impact protection and minimizes lace pressure
  • Kevlar® aramid laces resist stretching for a more consistent fit
  • Phylon midsole and Nike Zoom technology providing consistent, responsive cushioning

Nike KD V Elite

Last year, Kevin Durant wasn’t a part of the Elite series, but that will all change in 2013. Debuting in a low cut design, the KD V Elite captures Durant’s thunderous power of ultimate control. Inspired by Durant’s versatility, shooting accuracy and finely-tuned court vision, the upper is seen here in a volt colorway.

  • Carbon fiber heel counter and shank provide lightweight stability for quick cuts
  • Dynamic Flywire technology reinforced with Kevlar® aramid to provide more consistent stability and lockdown
  • Articulated foam tongue provides impact protection and minimizes lace pressure
  • Caged Nike Zoom unit in the heel for responsive cushioning and stability

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