The good folks over at Nike have released the first picture of the 2012 All Star shoes for Lakers star Kobe Bryant, Heat star Lebron James, and Thunder star Kevin Durant will be wearing in Orlando.
Here is the press release from Nike Basketball:
The LeBron 9, Nike Zoom KD IV and Nike Zoom Kobe VII System will all be on display in Orlando on the feet of their namesakes. Nike’s ASG editions all take inspiration from “space exploration” and feature graphics that reflect the supernova (a powerful universal force). The outsoles of the new Nike make-ups even glow in the dark, and each shoe has a “mission patch” that pays homage to the wearer’s accomplishments, much like astronauts earn patches for successes in space. LeBron’s—which is orange for the classic space suit color—is a lion, KD’s an ode to his reign as HORSE champion, and Kobe’s is, unsurprisingly, a mamba snake.
Below is the photo set to a space background:
(Courtesy of Slam Online)