Nike Unveils 2014 Elite Series Basketball Shoes

With the NBA Playoffs drawing near, Nike, as it does every year, has released its "Elite" series of basketball shoes, featuring the LeBron XI, Kobe 9 and KD VI.

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Nike Elite series basketball shoes

With the NBA Playoffs drawing near, Nike, as it does every year, has released its "Elite" collection, featuring the LeBron XI, Kobe 9 and KD VI. Each shoe has been tweaked a bit from its original construction.

The LeBron XI Elite features a lower cut than its predecessor, and now features an external cage to keep the foot locked in. The Kobe 9 remains unchanged, as its Elite version dropped back in December. The KD VI Elite is lighter than the original and now features a visible Nike Zoom pack that stretches the length of the midsole.

The Elite series will be available April 11 at select retailers and online at Nike.com. Click through the slides for more photos.


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