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Nike Is Rolling Out a Dream Collection of Basketball Sneakers

Nike is looking at the past, present and future in its new 12 Soles Collection, a series of sneakers that celebrate Nike and Jordan Brand’s impact on basketball.

The collection of 12 will roll out throughout the month of December, ending on Christmas with a mystery style. The first shoe launches Dec. 3 on, select retailers and on the Nike+ SNKRS app.

Notable styles include the Nike Air Force 1, Nike Air Max 2 Uptempo, Nike Uptempo 97 and Nike Air Foamposite Pro. The collection also makes room for recent innovations: the Nike Kobe XI Elite Low, Nike Zoom KD 9, Nike Kryrie 2 and Air Jordan XXXI.


Jordan fans can pick up three iconic designs: the Air Jordan IX Retro, Air Jordan XI Retro and Air Jordan XVI Retro.

All styles are available to view at the new Nike Soho store in New York City.

“Since Nike’s entry into basketball, with the Bruin and Blazer in 1972, we’ve been constantly innovating to meet the changing needs and style of the basketball athlete and consumer,” said VP, GM Nike Global Basketball Craig Zanon. “Basketball leaves an imprint on popular culture beyond the court and 12 Soles is a way to celebrate that.”