Video // Nike Basketball Elite Series

words // Brandon Richard

Nike Basketball marks the start of the NBA Playoffs with the introduction of the Elite Series, a new lineup of sneakers for Swoosh-endorsed athletes to wear throughout the postseason. Home and away games are the inspiration for the white and black-based styles that will launch this weekend, with a touch of gold added to represent championship greatness. Construction and technology also go next level with the inclusion of re-engineered uppers, Kevlar, Flywire and Carbon Fiber.

Check out Nike's Elite Series video below and our exclusive sitdown with designers Jason Petrie and Leo Chang for all you need to know about the postseason lineup.