Preview Nike Basketball's 2018 All-Star kicks.
With the All-Star game taking place in Los Angeles, Nike's special edition shoes for Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Paul George and LeBron James draw on inspiration from the communities in and around the City of Angels. All four Nike athletes will be lacing 'em up for Team LeBron at the All-Star Game on Sunday, February 18th.
The Nike LeBron 15 specifically draws on inspiration from Hollywood's Walk of Fame while the other three All-Star game sneakers feature a heat-activated Swoosh that changes colors to reveal iconic Southern California landmarks.
PG2 “All-Star” ($110)
Taking inspiration from Palmdale, Paul George’s hometown, the colors of the PG2 “ASW” represent the various aspects of the Inland Empire. The gray represents the desert and dust of Palmdale, while the orange is meant to highlight the sunset on the horizon. The pop of green is a nod to the nature around this area. Lastly, the sock liner features a custom graphic of Palmdale, and a grit out and midsole highlights the terrain of Palmdale.
KYRIE 4 “All-Star” ($120)
Taking inspiration from Venice, the Kyrie 4 “ASW” features a tie-dye graphic print that captures the culture of the city. The light blue outsole represents the ocean and pink sockliners features a custom graphic of the city and the well-known Venice sign at the corner of Pacific and Windward Avenues.
KDX “All-Star” ($150)
Taking inspiration from Santa Monica, the KDX “ASW” features a multi-colored knitted upper that highlights the array of colors at sunset on Santa Monica Pier. The insole contains a custom Santa Monica graphic, with the marble-patterned outsole completing the design.
Nike will also release a couple collaborative projects as part of their 2018 All-Star Collection, including a new KITH x LeBron 15 and an Undefeated x Kobe Protro later in the week.