The Nike Basketball Toy Collection is Inspired by NBA Stars' Childhood

 - Nov 11, 2015
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Nike's newest collection of sneakers called the 'Nike Basketball Toy Collection' is inspired by some of the biggest NBA stars' favorite childhood toys. Each model will be released a week at a time leading up tp Christmas. To gather inspiration for the sneakers, Nike asked stars like Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and Kevin Durant what their favorite toy was growing up and from this answer a sneaker was designed.

The first shoe released was Lebron's shoe inspired by a Little Tykes Basketball Hoop. The colorways from the shoe match the iconic red and blue kid's hoop. Kobe's purple sneaker was inspired by his favorite comic book character 'He-Man,' and Kevin Durant's sneaker design is based off of Matchbox Cars. More whimsical toy-focused shoes will become available in the coming weeks.