by Brendan Dunne

The 2015 Nike Basketball Elite series will debut on April 17, and again feature top-of-the-line pricing.

When Nike initially conceived the Elite series, one of the motivations was to create a collection that ignored price points entirely in the name of peak performance, so it shouldn't be surprising that the cheapest shoe of the bunch, the Nike KD 7 Elite, will cost $200. That being said, it is surprising that each of the Elite pairs match the prices of last year's Elite designs, which sort of suggests that Nike has hit a temporary ceiling in terms of basketball sneaker prices.

Prices are as follows: Nike Lebron 12 Elite at $275, Nike KD 7 Elite at $200, Nike Kobe 10 Elite at $225.

Nike LeBron 12 Elite "Ignite"
Release Date:
04/17/15
Color: University Red/Bright Citrus-Bright Crimson-White
Style #: 724559-618
Price: $275

Nike Kobe 10 Elite "Ignite"
Release Date:
04/17/15
Color: Ink/Persian Violet-Volt-Reflect Silver
Style #: 718763-505
Price: $225

Nike KD 7 Elite "Ignite"
Release Date:
04/17/15
Color: Blue Graphite/Bright Citrus-Dove Grey-Volt
Style #: 724349-478
Price: $200