Nike unleashed their Christmas collection and come with something new. This year may be the last time there will be four shoes. Kobe Bryant is retiring but the Kobe XI is releasing so they might make an appearance next season. The inspiration behind the shoes are Fire and Ice. The Kobe and KD models got the fiery red treatment while Cleveland Cavalier teammates, LeBron and Kyrie got the cool blue makeover.
The Kobe X features a nod to Kobe's five championships with five golden rings on the heel.The KD 8 is inspired by hot coal which is seen in the crackled pattern on the midsole / heel counter. The medial side gets a red and black mixture graphic on the Flyweave upper.
For the Kyries, the abominable snowman inspires the colorway and the zig zag (sharp teeth) on the cross-strap. LeBron's white colorway brings the fierce midwest weather conditions.
Get the shoes from Nike on December 26th.
adidas isn't backing down. They're joining the holiday spirit and bringing a minty look. Their classic adidas Crazy 8 joins their latest Crazylight Boost 2015 and Derrick Rose's 6th signature shoe. While Damian Lillard just unveiled his D Lillard 2, adidas has not shown any images of those. Now, we know what the players will rock with their Christmas uniforms and socks.
For a closer look, look at the images below: