Nike Basketball Honors Toronto Royalty With Nike Royalty Collection For All-Star Weekend

The Nike Basketball family always brings it for All-Star Weekend. Every main figure of the current family will be represented as Kobe Bryant will have his ASG swan song, LeBron James will play in his 12th consecutive mid-season classic, Kevin Durant looks back to form after foot problems sidelined him for most of the 2014-15 season and up and comers like Anthony Davis & Paul George waiting in the wings for their true breakout moments.

James, Bryant, Durant, Davis & George will all be representing their respective conferences during All-Star festivities in Toronto next weekend. But they’ll be doing it in style with player exclusive All-Star Game kicks and gear, all with minor details alluding to the rich history of the host city: Toronto.

You can see the entire Nike Royalty Collection for All-Star Weekend in the gallery up top. We’ll provide the specific details for each shoe below.


11 signature kicks, one grand finale. Along with the “8:24” colorway that Nike is releasing for the Kobe 11, the All-Star Game version features little touches and odes to Canada. The black and glowing green colorway pays homage to the Northern Lights, while molded leather detailing on the tongue and heel make the latest and final edition of Bryant’s signature line while he’s still in the league stand out above the rest.


The 13th edition of LeBron James’ signature line gets outlined with a gray-green upper, reminiscent of Toronto winter tones. The outsole is fitted with a cold marble texture similar to the regular signature kick, with badge details at the heel, a tribute to James’ career including his 2 NBA championships.


The KD8 is template of modern art, inspired by the traditional British family banner classic look and bring a new look for the KD8 of Flyweave vamp. Removable heel and tongue badge making more aesthetic, and white and ice blue and white sole design is a symbol of Toronto winter cold weather and light blue marbling.


Anthony Davis doesn’t currently own a signature line with Nike but that doesn’t mean the Air Audacity’s he’ll rock on the court won’t have homages to him as a player and his trademark. “FEAR THE BROW” encircles the sole along with embroidered crests on each tongue that honor not just his three consecutive selections to the NBA’s Sunday classic but the city of Toronto as well.


After returning from a nasty broken leg in 2014, Paul George was at one point an MVP candidate early in the year. Rewarded with yet another All-Star Game selection, George will lace up in a Nike Hyperlive PE that is as easily Canadian as it gets. With a majority red colorway, the tongue is outfitted with the local area code and maple leaf, the most recognizable symbol of Canada that isn’t Drake.


Along with the sneakers, the Nike Royalty Collection features a bevy of goods including backpack, hat, t-shirt, Hyperelite Crew sock, and Hypermesh jacket. NikeiD options will be available as well. All of these items, including the five sneakers will hit the market on February 11th. Just in case you needed any added incentive to get someone something for Valentine’s Day.