Nike‘s history of Easter-inspired sneaker colorways may not be particularly long, but it is certainly well-executed, especially among the basketball fans. Over the last few years, there have been some good ones like last year’s Kobe X release, sporting a hot lava and artisan teal colorway that took its inspiration from the shade of a robin’s egg…or even the KD IV’s 2012 drop that included an incredible Mint Candy colorway.
This year, that storyline continues with new spring colorways for some of Nike’s biggest basketball players: Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving for the Kobe 11, KD 8, and Kyrie 2, respectively.
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It’s been an intriguing year for all three signature players and as we head into spring–with everyone looking to reinvent themselves–it’ll be an important few months for these All-Stars. Kyrie is trying to reassert himself as a top player after an injury forced him to the sidelines at the start of the year. Durant’s rise has become sidetracked by injury, free agency, and the emergence of one particular MVP out West while Kobe isn’t necessarily reinventing himself…rather, he’s here to simply remind us all of his greatness one last time.
For those reasons, combined with unique color palettes, this spring’s Easter collection from Nike is an important one.
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Available this Friday, March 25 at Champs Sports is Nike’s basketball collection for Easter holiday, including the Nike KD 8, Kobe 11, and Kyrie 2, all of them done up in spring-styled graphic colorways.
Christmas colorways are always more celebrated and though that won’t be changing anytime soon, don’t miss out on this year’s “Easter” collection, either. Every year, the biggest sneakerheads and basketball fans alike look forward to the Nike Easter pack for the NBA’s biggest stars. This year, it’s more of the same.