Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 at 11:04 am  |  12 responses

Christmas Kicks Preview

All the sneakers to expect on Opening Day. Merry Kicksmas!

Basketball is so close you can smell it. And that “new shoe” smell, too. This NBA season, Christmas is coming early. Specifically, on Opening Day. The festive nature of our favorite game’s first full day of games is giving players and sneaker companies the opportunity to start the year off with a splash. Above is a collection of the best Christmas edition kicks that you can expect to see on-court when the ball goes up on Sunday.

Plus, the Jordan Melo M8, Jordan Fly Wade 2, Nike Zoom Kobe VII, Nike LeBron 9 and Nike Zoom KD IV signatures will go on sale to the public in their holiday colors on the same day they debut on the feet of their endorsers, via Nike’s online store or any retailers that are open. Some are subtle twists on an existing colorway, while others are more literal takes.

Either way you slice it, we’ll soon be talking about sneakers that the stars are actually wearing, instead of admiring shoes on a shelf or in a box. Hallelujah, and Happy Holidays!

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  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    I like the Kobe, but I changed my spots. That KD is where it’s at for the holidays, you know, behind the Concords of course.

  • terrence

    what about the Concord XIs??

  • http://www.redsarmy.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    I’m sorry, but those are some butt-ugly kicks. The KD’s are decent, but everything else is horrid.

  • Jono

    Love the LeBrons. Sold my LeBron 8 Xmas stupidly, not gonna miss out on these!

  • ripslam

    Kobes are gross. The KDs are hot, at least without those terrible red laces. Brons are just ehhh. All the J’s are horrible. Those Wades are just a GR colorway with green laces.
    Also, I believe Monta Ellis is with Jordan Brand now.

  • http://www.tumblr.com arthurissupreme

    those kds are beautiful

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    All them joints was corny as hell.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J


  • IDOT
  • Wray

    Those KD IVs are SLICK.

  • Jono

    Concord XI > Everything else in 2011. I’m sorry True Blue 3s.

  • ai come back

    the kobes are so freakin ugly