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Sneakers December, 19 2012

Nike Basketball ‘Christmas’ Pack

Santa Claus is making a special delivery to basketball fans worldwide with these special colorways debuting in stores on December 26th. This Christmas pack from Nike Basketball features new colorways of the Kobe 8 System, Lebron X and KD V. Scroll through the gallery above for a closer look at the sneakers and hit the jump for details on each of the releases.

These three new colorful Christmas shoes will be available in limited quantities at select retail stores and Nike.com on December 26th, 2012.

KOBE 8 SYSTEM

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.

Built for Bryant’s speed and precision, the KOBE 8 SYSTEM features a Nike Engineered Mesh upper, Lunarlon midsole and tactile traction.

LEBRON X

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.

Technical benefits of the LEBRON X include full-length visible Nike Zoom cushioning, dynamic Flywire technology and Hyperfuse construction.

KD V

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.

The KD V, Durant’s most technically advanced shoe to date, features the combination of Nike Zoom (forefoot) and Nike Air (heel) cushioning along with Hyperfuse upper and dynamic heel support.

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