Nike Basketball Unveils Elite Series Team Collection

By Jay Casteel  |  03/13/2014

As the NBA's regular season winds down, Nike kicks things up a notch with the Elite Series Team Collection, which offers up footwear designed to the exact specifications of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant.

Comprised of the LeBron 11 Elite, Kobe 9 Elite and KD VI Elite, each sneaker is done up in premium materials and advanced construction, as well as hyperized hues of their respective team colors.

First, the Lebron 11 Elite is tailored to King James's game. It's lightweight, and features Hyperposite protection and dynamic Flywire in the upper, combined with Lunarlon and a Nike Zoom unit in the midsole to maximize performance. The Kobe 9 Elite maximizes innovation with Lunarlon, Dynamic Flywire and carbon fiber throughout. It boasts an ultra-lightweight design that enables natural motion, while providing the lockdown and responsiveness Bryant requires. And finally, the KD VI Elite sheds weight and increases breathability. It also features a full-length, visible Nike Zoom unit that runs through the entire midsole. Flywire technology, reinforced with Kevlar fibers, provides Durant with optimal lockdown.

The Nike Basketball Elite Series Team Collection is available April 11 at Nike.com and select retail locations globally.