// : 2015 Easter Basketball Collection : // Nike vs. adidas

With Easter weekend upon us, it’s nothing new to see Easter themed basketball footwear from the likes of Nike and adidas. Easter is an official sneaker holiday in the NBA and brands have really begun to take full advantage of the spotlight. Over the past few years now, various brands have dipped into the Easter themed pastel color palette to celebrate the holiday. This year, both Nike and adidas go head to head for the Easter spotlight for their respective signature athletes.

For this years Nike Basketball Easter Collection (which released this past Thursday, 4/2/15 at major retailers) features four models: the KD 7 “Easter”, LeBron 12 “Easter”, Kobe X “Easter”, and new to the pack is the Kyrie 1 “Easter”. This years Easter collection is more like the 2014 Christmas collection, in that each pair of the collection has a different story and color behind the inspiration of the shoe. Inspiration for each shoe ranges for each shoe, from modern street art for the KD 7 “Easter”, to the color of a robin’s egg for the Kobe X “Easter”. The LeBron 12 takes inspiration from a Spring floral print with hints of baby blue and pinkish orange.

Take a look below at the Nike Basketball 2015 Easter Collection:

Nike Basketball 2015 Easter Collection

Nike Basketball 2015 Easter Collection

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Nike LeBron 12 “Easter”, $200

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Nike Kobe 10 “Easter”, $180

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Nike KD 7 “Easter”, $150

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Nike Kyrie 1 “Easter”, $110

As for adidas Basketball, who is relatively new to the Easter theme, the brand decorated their three signature athletes Damian Lillard, John Wall, and Derrick Rose all with Easter egg themed footwear. Unlike Nike’s pack, the adidas Easter themed collection all go with the same mint and solar blue color ways and will not be hitting retail, but rather are Player Exclusives only for the athletes. Take a look at the shoes below and be sure to leave a comment with which brand you think did a better job on their Easter collections.

adidas Basketball 2015 Easter Collection

adidas Basketball 2015 Easter Collection

adidas D. Lillard 1 "Easter"

adidas D Lillard 1 “Easter”

adidas D Rose 5 Boost "Easter"

adidas D Rose 5 Boost “Easter”

adidas J Wall 1 "Easter"

adidas J Wall 1 “Easter”

 

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Debuting in 1996, Nike Zoom Air has come a long way since being initially called “Tensile Fiber”. With the release of the new Zoom LeBron 12 yesterday, and recent Zoom Hypercross Trainer, both featuring the new Hexagonal Zoom Air pod setup, it looks as if Nike footwear technology just got an improvement. Zoom Air has many tiny, tightly stretched tensile fibers inside a pressurized Nike Air unit engineered to give you a highly responsive feel and quick off the ground, all while bringing the athlete lower to the ground. For the Hypercorss Trainer, there are four Zoom Air bags in the forefoot and under the balls of the feet for max responsiveness in cushioning. As for the LeBron 12, there are 5 Zoom Air bags, five Zoom bags in the forefoot and one in the heel. The Nike Hypercross will be available in select retailers on October 10 and at Nike.com. The LeBron 12 will be available October 11. Check out the video below for more information about Nike Zoom Air and how it has evolved since 1995.

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