words // Brandon Richard
via Press Release
A tradition established in 2011, Nike Basketball officially unveils its Easter Collection for spring.
Performance-driven low-tops for LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant have undergone festive makeovers with unique stories connected to each silhouette.
The LeBron 11 Low represents an evolution of James’ signature shoe, now with a lower cut, full-length Max Air bag and zonal articulation for optimal flexibility and breathability. This special Easter edition takes inspiration from wearing your Sunday best, in a clean white upper with a paisley pattern inspired by the tropical palm trees of Miami.
The Kobe 9 EM features engineered mesh and dynamic Flywire for natural motion without compromising strength and durability. Inspired by the Easter tradition of dying colorful eggs, the Kobe 9’s upper makes a splash with its green and blue dyed aesthetic.
The performance design of the KD 6 was inspired by the precision of a finely crafted wristwatch. The shoe’s low-cut and its light weight came at the specific request of Durant. The traditional Easter egg hunt influenced the custom camouflage pattern mixed with Easter iconography featured on this special edition KD 6.
The Nike Basketball Easter Collection is available April 18 at nike.com and select retail locations globally. Each shoe’s special colorway also comes to life in a matching t-shirt available in limited quantities globally; the KD 6 and LeBron 11 Low also have matching hats that will be available.