2013 NBA All-Star Game special edition shoes for Lebron, Kobe and Kevin Durant

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Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant are receiving some fly – literally – new kicks for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. The Game will take place in Houston, and in honor of the city’s rich history in space exploration and discovery, Nike has designed these ‘extraterrestrial’ shoes for the trio of superstars.

Following is a description of each of the shoes. To read more about them, visit nikeinc.com.


An indestructible force originating from fictional Nike Space Program (NSP) planet NSP-LJ6, LeBron James’ dominance was born from the volcanic surface in the planet’s mantle. He is rumored to have journeyed to earth on a meteor made of the galaxy’s hardest substance – black diamonds.

Technical benefits of the LEBRON X include full-length visible Nike Zoom cushioning, dynamic Flywire technology and Hyperfuse construction – a trilogy set to unleash its fury in Houston.


Engineered to the specifications of Kobe Bryant’s Houston mission, with origins rooted on a planet marked as NSP-KB24. The Ice Mamba circles the volatile surface as guardian of the five rings. The wise veteran is known to strike with moves that leave his opponents frozen.

Built for Bryant’s lightning speed and precision, the KOBE 8 SYSTEM is Nike+ Basketball enabled for the first time and this shoe also features Nike Zoom in the midsole insert.  Nike Engineered Mesh upper and tactile traction complete the shoe.


Identified as Dark Matter, the biological and molecular breakdown of this figure remains a puzzle for scientists. Early readings of its origin, NSP-KD35, have sent back conflicting reports of a planet that is simultaneously solid, liquid, and gas – properties that make his game adaptable to any situation.

Joining with Bryant for their quest to lead the West to victory, this KD V is designed to the specifications of Kevin Durant’s Houston mission. The KD V features the combination of Nike Zoom (forefoot) and Nike Air (heel) cushioning along with Hyperfuse upper and dynamic heel support.

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