UPDATE: To the LA peeps out there, if you can manage to weasel your way out of the family festivities and make your way on down to the Staples Centre on Christmas night, you'll be in with the chance to purchase Kobe's holiday-themed design in the swanky looking packaging pictured above. If you want to try your luck, make sure you are down at Nike Vault by 11.30pm on December 25th. The draw will take place at the stroke of midnight. Get the full details here.
There are some things you have to give up when you become an NBA baller; including being ignored by women at bars, one-dollar bills and the traditional extended family Christmas meal festivities. That's because December 25 is one of the blockbuster dates for ball games in the regular season, with some of the hottest face-offs going down throughout the day and night. Sneaker brands try and soothe the pain somewhat, though, by crafting a gang of new festive colourways just for the day. The theme for Nike's 2015 range is 'Fire & Ice', and the Kyrie 2, KD8, Kobe X Elite Low and LeBron 13 all get blessed with new designs, which you can see above. The mob will drop on Boxing Day via Nike.com and Nike B-Ball dealers.
– Originally published December 12th, 2015