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Nike Basketball's Christmas shoes unveiled

By Dugout Philippines

KOBE Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and LeBron James receive festive signature sneakers at a time when the hardcourt is heating up and the outdoor temperature is dropping. 

The 2015 Nike Basketball Christmas Collection, split between fire and ice inspirations, features the Kobe X, KD8, Kyrie 2 and LeBron 13.

Kobe Bryant’s tenth signature shoe features a fiery multicolor Flyknit on the toe and five golden rings on the heel, as a festive nod to the player's championship success. Red, black and gold add subtle holiday hints.

A mix of naughty and nice, the Christmas edition KD8 features a white lateral side contrasted by a red and black medial graphic sublimated onto the Flyweave upper.

The midsole wraps into the heel counter in a texture inspired by a crackled pattern representing hot coal.

The Kyrie 2 Christmas edition’s zig-zag embossed graphic mimics teeth while the shoe’s white and blue color scheme finish off this nod to the abominable snowman. An icy, transparent outsole completes the holiday look.

Fierce Midwest winters inspire the icy blue hues that run throughout the LeBron 13, along with creative Christmas details appearing in the lace lock, pearlescent blue Hyperposite technology and shattered ice-inspired “13” on the heel.

The 2015 Nike Basketball Christmas Collection will be available globally Dec. 26 on nike.com and at select retail locations.

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