LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers just capped off the greatest playoff comeback in NBA history. Now, you’ll be able to own the sneakers King James wore en route to ring number three.
Nike may have started off as a company focused on selling running shoes to Americans, but it’s built a legacy on taking over the basketball market. NBA legends such as Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and Penny Hardaway have all had memorable sneakers over the years, which have become the literal foundation that much of modern-day Nike is built on.
Following the March release of the Kobe 11 Elite “4KB” also known as the “White Horse,” Nike is continuing the theme with a “Red Horse” colorway.
Nike is making sure that Kobe Bryant’s final game is a memorable one not just him, but for sneakerheads as well.
Kyrie Irving’s debut Nike shoe, the Kyrie 1, had some pretty outstanding colorways, but few of them captured the attention of sneakerheads like the super-limited “Uncle Drew” make up. Just 150 pairs were produced, and the only way to get your hands on one of them was through a Pepsi contest last November. Now, the winners are beginning to receive their shipments and promptly listing them on eBay. While that’s to be expected, the real surprise is how much cash the kicks are raking in.
With Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour officially underway, we are now witnessing one of the final two signature sneakers that he’ll ever play in. While the Kobe 11 is rumored to be releasing very soon, Nike is still dropping a healthy amount of X colorways, with the next one coming in a “Hot Lava” colorway.