Nike Debuts Easter Kicks – By David Lopez

Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant all receive the “day of re-birth” treatment to their signature kicks.


The Cardinals decided Wednesday that Jorge Mario Bergogio of Buenos Aires, Argentina would be the next Pope.  Speaking of Jesus, Nike is releasing the Easter editions of the Kobe VIII’s, Lebron X’s and the KD V’s at the end of the month..

I give kudos to Nike for reinventing the KD V in the way that they did.  It’s fresh, clean and not entirely over the top.  I dig the KD V except for the fact that the swoosh on the shoe is typically a solid color which makes the shoes look a touch to plain for my liking.  Enter splatter.  Put contrasting splatter colors along with the body of the shoe, and an incredible shoe is what you’re left with.  It’s a pretty clean rendition of what are the least favorite of the current Nike basketball shoes on the market.

Next, we’ve got the Lebron X Low “Easter” edition.  The flywire on this shoe is exactly as its name suggests, fly.  However, if it were up to me I would have released the Easter edition of the Lebron X in the regular shoe style, not the low.  I have a sneaking suspicion that these are going to be bust, and in about three months you’ll be able to find them in you’re local Nike Factory Store. Let’s be honest, essentially Nike is rereleasing the Lebron teal edition in a low-top model.

Lastly, we’ve got the Kobe VIII Easter edition.  Did you forget Kobe is a member of the Los Angeles Lakers?  If you needed any reminding look no further than his Easter edition.  Look, secretly, I’d cop ’em, but don’t tell anyone.  I have this strange fixation on any shoe that can successfully apply a gradient fade.  I think this does that, but the colorway might be a little much to rep with anything you own. Oh, and another reminder, Kobe plays for the Lakers. Bottom line is, unless you own a bunch of purple, are a woman, or a diehard Laker fan, I’d pass on these.

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