Nike celebrates NBA All-Star 2018 with Makers of the Game – those who are revolutionizing sport, industry and culture. Basketball, like no other sport, leaves an imprint on and off the court. There is an attitude born on the court that can now be found in every part of our culture from ballplayers to artists to makers. And Nike’s passion for the game has driven this influence, growing it with a global belief in creativity and individualism that no other brand can touch. This All-Star, Nike has partnered with athletes and collaborators to launch product and experiences that ignite Makers of the Game.
Here is a list of all the sneakers they will be dropping:
KOBE PROTRO X UNDEFEATED
Back in ’06, Kobe Bryant dropped 81 points against Toronto wearing his first signature Nike shoe. The Kobe I Protro revisits that design, bringing new innovation into the equation. For this first release, Nike has partnered with Undefeated to reimagine the Protro for the city of LA.
LEBRON X KITH
KITH partners with LeBron James for Chapter 2 of their “Long Live the King” collection. Footwear and apparel designed for royalty comprise the assortment.
Nike footwear will forever be a canvas for self-expression. The latest take on our icons introduces the idea of “90/10,” with a 90% completed design that leaves the final 10% to your imagination. The canvas of a white-based upper allows for customization in a multitude of ways to create a look that is uniquely you
SF AF1 HI $200
Air More Money $160
Vandal Hi Supreme $110
Air Force 1 Low $130
AIR FOAMPOSITE ONE XX QS
The Air Foamposite One first dropped on the court in the ‘90s with basketball legend, Penny Hardaway. The sneaker’s innovative design is made by pouring synthetic liquid into a mold for a look that still astounds today. This cosmic colorway of the basketball classic was first seen in 2011 as a sample of the Galaxy iteration, which has not been produced until now. $230
NIKELAB X RT VICTORIOUS MINOTAURS
Fashion designer Riccardo Tisci continues his style-forward, streetwear collection with Nike, celebrating on-and-off-court basketball style through his mythical squad The Victorious Minotaurs. Ultimate comfort and game-winning attitude are packed into the very ethos of the collection and its bold silhouettes including apparel, footwear and accessories. $220
“I live for sport. Open your eyes – from fashion to luxury – sportswear is everywhere. It’s always been in my style.” Riccardo Tisci
“In the 90s, basketball players became kind of like rock stars,” he says. “But now, they are more than rock stars. They’re superhuman — representative of historic mythology.” Riccardo Tisci
AIR ZOOM GENERATION
LeBron James’ debut signature shoe, the Nike Air Zoom Generation was originally released in 2003. The sneaker’s responsive cushioning, lightweight support and breathability returns in a wheat colorway. $225
“ASW” PLAYER EDITIONS
In celebration of NBA All-Star’s return to Los Angeles, Nike is unveiling three signature player edition shoes inspired by communities in and around the City of Angels. The footwear also features a heat-activated Swoosh that changes colors to reveal iconic Southern California landmarks.
KYRIE 4 “ASW”
Taking inspiration from Venice, the Kyrie 4 “ASW” features a tie-dye graphic print that captures the culture of the city. The light blue outsole represents the ocean and pink sockliners features a custom graphic of the city and the well-known Venice sign at the corner of Pacific and Windward Avenues. $120.
Taking inspiration from Santa Monica, the KDX “ASW” features a multi-colored knitted upper that highlights the array of colors at sunset on Santa Monica Pier. The insole contains a custom Santa Monica graphic, with the marble-patterned outsole completing the design. $150.
Taking inspiration from Palmdale, Paul George’s hometown, the colors of the PG2 “ASW” represent the various aspects of the Inland Empire. The gray represents the desert and dust of Palmdale, while the orange is meant to highlight the sunset on the horizon. The pop of green is a nod to the nature around this area. Lastly, the sock liner features a custom graphic of Palmdale, and a grit out and midsole highlights the terrain of Palmdale. $110.