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Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and LeBron James have officially set their sights on Toronto and the All-Star game. Representing the East and West, respectively, each will showcase pinnacle performance shoes inspired by the city’s royal origins. Decorative badges commemorate individual player achievements while metal, leather and embroidery further embellish the limited-edition footwear.
KOBE XI ELITE LOW
A sleek black upper with a glowing green pop is a nod to the luminescence of the Northern Lights. Unique molded leather detailing on the heel and tongue gives the KOBE 11 new dimensionality. 8-13. $295.
The LEBRON 13 features a grey-green upper — reminiscent of the neutral tones of Toronto’s winter — with graphic blocking similar to the KD8. An icy, marbled effect covers the outsole heels of James’s game shoe while pins honor the player’s on-court triumphs. 8-13. $295.
Modern blocking, inspired by the classic look of flags spotted throughout Toronto that represent the city’s internationalism, brings a fresh graphic twist to the KD8’s Flyweave upper. Removable patches adorn the heel and tongue, and a white and light blue marble graphic, which references Toronto’s icy winter weather, decorates the outsole. 8-13. $265.