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Christmas edition kicks for LeBron, Kobe, and Kevin Durant (PHOTOS)

Dec 19, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT


In what has become a favorite holiday tradition for sneakerheads, Nike unveiled the colorways for the shoes that LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant will be wearing on Christmas Day.

There’s a story behind the choices for each. From the official release:


“In keeping with the snake-inspired design of Kobe Bryant’s latest signature shoe, the KOBE 8 SYSTEM draws inspiration from the rhinoceros viper. The perfect snake skin for a holiday colorway, its bright red and yellow scales mimic a Christmas tree garland – but don’t get too close.”



“Furthering the diamond inspiration of the LEBRON X, the design team unearths the rarest of diamond colors, red, to serve as the creative muse for this colorway. Highlighted by a sun-washed green, the shoe also features a metallic-like reflection on the vibrant red upper.”



“As a kid, Kevin Durant recalls getting a video game system one Christmas. Inspired by video game graphics, Nike designers created the upper design, sockliner graphic and tongue tab logo for Durant’s special Christmas Day shoe.”


These will drop at selected retailers on December 26. Let us know your favorite and if you plan on copping any of these in the comments.

  1. shaner329 - Dec 19, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Why would they start to sell Christmas edition shoes the day after Christmas?

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 19, 2012 at 3:19 PM

      so they can hype them up on TV………..
      create a stir………

      Jordan Retro 11’s-(bred) is selling for $350.00 in NYC……………………
      and they get scooped up………………
      I passed, never really liked the red on the bottom.

  2. acdc363 - Dec 19, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    LOL shaner my thoughts exactly

  3. miamatt - Dec 19, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    I’m pretty sure that these are the shoes worn by those aliens on Lambda V in that old star trek episode…

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 19, 2012 at 3:23 PM

      I personally think they are too bright for me, looks like a carnival shoe.
      I will pass.

  4. manchestermiracle - Dec 19, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Maybe it’s just because I’m old, but those things are butt-ugly.

  5. moseskkim - Dec 20, 2012 at 7:00 AM

    What are they doing? Those shoes are horrible. Lebrons at least has some Christmas color goin on. Kobe’s grinch shoes made Sense and looked cool. These Kobe’s and durants are absolutely stupid. Anything to get some more shoe sales?

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