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Kobe and LeBron Debut New Nike Shoes on Christmas Day

Not only is Christmas Day bringing the first matchup of the season between the Heat and Lakers, it’s also delivering a clash of special shoes. Kevin Durant is wearing special shoes for his game against the Nuggets, and of course the two biggest superstars in the league — Kobe Bryant and LeBron James — each have their new Nikes. Kobe’s Christmas shoes are the grinch-colored ones on the left while LeBron’s are the Heat-colored kicks on the right:

The shoes will be available on December 26th — LeBron’s shoes will cost $160 while Kobe’s retail for $130. If you’re lucky enough, you might just receive a pair as a late Christmas present. Here are a few more pics in case you want to see all the details, including the lion on the tongue of LeBron’s, representing his nickname of “The King.”

That lime green color doesn’t do it for me, but then again I’m not the type to spend $130 on some wingtips. I suppose for the crowd dishing out those ducats, the more outrageous the better.

Pics of the shoes courtesy of Dime Magazine.


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  • Anonymous

    Seriously? Buying the latest superstar shoe craze is dead. Their value was as artificially inflated as the housing market. Does anyone out there really care or know if you p aid $160 for the latest pair of the air Kobe or $35 for a brand new last year’s pair of air Kobe? They don’t. And if you care, there’s something wrong with you.

  • Anonymous

    Odds of me purchasing anything with Kobe’s or Lebron’s name on it? 573,000 to 1.