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What began with the Nike LeBron VII and its playoff positioned LeBron VII P.S. shoe has now become an annual thing for Nike Basketball. CounterKicks has acquired some early details on next year’s product wave…
LeBron James’ signature line has crafted a uniquely tooled “Post Season” model in each of the last three years and will do so again in 2013 with the Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite and higher priced LeBron X P.S. Elite+ editions.
Kobe Bryant launched a playoff model last year for the first time in the $200 priced Kobe VII System Elite. With the addition of Dwight Howard to the Lake Show, Kobe and the likely playoff bound Nike Kobe VIII System Elite and higher priced Kobe VIII System Elite+ models will accompany the journey.
The added surprise this year is Kevin Durant. For the first time, his Swoosh signature line will officially take on second season duties in the Nike KD V Elite and higher priced (hey-what-happened-to-keeping-the-shoes-below-$90-Nike-oh-that’s-right) KD V Elite+.
Also fueling the 2013 signature products is the addition of Nike Plus into the hoops line as launched by the recent Nike Hyperdunk+ 2012 this past summer and current Nike LeBron X+, all of which house digital sensors in the footbed of the shoe, relay data to a removable Nike+ sensor chip, and ultimately displays in-game statistics like distance run in game and how high your vertical really is straight to your iPod, iPhone, or iPad device.
You’ll see the triple threat Nike Basketball Elite 2013 signature pack in the NBA Playoffs come next spring and running retail game into the summer months.
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