Aside from the Maxim Torch coming out at BHS, tons (and I mean TONS) of PEs are available for the Nike Basketball line. Most of these were out late December, but it’s only now that I was able to drop by and find out what’s out. Here’s a blow by blow of the PEs now available (by the way, PE means Player Exclusive):
Zoom Flip’n Supreme Tony Parker PE. The wavy lines remind me of Scottie Pippen’s joints back in the day. Pretty simple, but gets the job done. TP’s logo is on the tongue and the colorway resembles the Spurs’ unis.
Nike KD2. The Durantula’s 2nd Signature shoe is finally out. I first saw these around September and was blown away. Well, not totally blown away but amazed at the improvement from the first one. Three pairs are available– KD’s Creamsicles (made some noise over the net about a week or two ago), a white patent home version and a black away edition. Though the white homes are safe, I’d pick the Creamsicles. Where else can you find bright orange joints these days?
Huarache 2010 PEs- Rashard Lewis and Rudy Gay. Ever since the 2K4, Nike’s been releasing the Huarache for their basketball line. Though there is a semblance from previous versions, this one’s alright. The neoprene sock does
it good, I believe. The one below is for Magic forward Rashard Lewis. Though he’s not as popular as other Nike ballers, the colorway works for a lot of us who love to play ball (works well for ateneo guys who plan to play for their alumni league this january!). The tongue carries Shard’s nick, Sweet Lew. Rudy Gay’s version is right below Rashard’s. His specialized logo is also on the tongue and the colorway is similar to the Sharkalaid that came out a few months back.
Zoom Flip’n Supreme Deron Williams PE. Dwill also had a Sharkalaid PE the same time Rudy had his. Not a lot of patent leather here, which works out well for patent leather haters. Deron’s special logo (2 balls that form an 8 with D and W on its side) is also on the tongue. Pretty simple, which is so the opposite of Dwill’s game.
Air Max Supreme David West and Brandon Roy PEs. 2 Budding All-Stars from the West Coast get their set of PEs. Both players have made it to the All-Star Game and why shouldn’t we all get a taste of their A game? Both Broy and Dwest have their logos by the heel tab on their respective teams’ colorway. It might hard to rock these joints if you’re conservative, but they’re definitely comfortable. I’m not a high top kinda guy, so I’ll definitely pass up on these.
Skyposite Ama’re Stoudemire and Nate Robinson PEs. If HK get Yi’s PEs, we get STAT and Kryptonate’s. Pretty fair deal right? Ama’re’s Skyposite PEs have the Suns away colorway with a hand doing the 1 on the right boot with AS on the left. The Skyposite’s got foamposite technology on the upper with Lunarlite technology on the sole. Why are Nate’s kicks green? Nate wore the Kryptonates during the 09 All-Star Saturday wherein he won the Slam Dunk Challenge against Superman (Dwight Howard). This is the Skyposite version of the Kryptonates. Funky, I believe so. Let’s see how many people are brave enough to rock these.
Well, these are the new PEs available at BHS and most likely at other major Nike stores. These go without saying the other PEs that did come out at other stores like the Jordans, Kobes, CP3s, Nashs, Dirks, LeBrons and other PEs for the other players mentioned above (Rudy, Dwill, TP). Listed below are the prices for the kicks posted. Tomorrow, I’ll post the other Nike kicks I saw at BHS.
Zoom Flip’n Supreme- 6,995
Huarache 2010- 5,495
Air Max Rise Supreme- 5,995