Check out Nike's latest and greatest product innovations for all of the athletes on your list.
From the tech lover to the running warrior to the clothes horse, Nike's got products for every athlete on your list this holiday season. View the gallery above and read on for inspirational options across all types of activity.
The perfect excuse to join the shopping fray this week: An annual tradition continues with the launch of a special-edition version of the venerable icon. Look for it Nov. 23.
If you'd rather not battle the Black Friday crowds,wait until Dec. 12 for the launch of the Nike Lunar Force 1. It's a new generation of Force, keeping the unique heritage of the Air Force 1 intact while adding new innovations including Lunarlon cushioning and Hyperfuse construction.
This December Nike Basketball introduces the KD Hoops Elite Ball Backpack -- a lightweight bag designed for practical functionality and infused with insights from Durant himself. The backpack is made of water-resistant ripstop nylon, offering lightweight durability. It's also got an internal organization panel and padded and adjustable shoulder straps. Available beginning mid-December on nike.com.
With a refined design aesthetic matching Durant’s smooth and fluid style of play, the KD V integrates four leading technologies: 1) a Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot, 2) Nike Air unit in the heel 3) unibody Hyperfuse upper construction for superior fit 4) external heel counter to allow the foot to move while still providing support. For fans of King James, try the LEBRON X. It's Nike’s first signature basketball shoe featuring Nike+ Basketball technology and is available in select colorways and in three versions: the fully loaded LEBRON X+ Sport Pack – which includes the shoe and the Nike+ Sport Kit, a Nike+ Basketball enabled version with NIKE+ technology embedded in the midsole, and a non-enabled version.
The Nike+ FuelBand is an innovative wrist-based device that tracks and measures the user's activity during any given day and designates a score for the activity in the form of NikeFuel. NikeFuel is a normalized score that awards all users of the Nike+ FuelBand equal scoring for the same activity regardless of their physical make up. The Nike+ FuelBand also captures and displays time, calories and steps. An intuitive mobile application allows the user to review all the activity captured by the product. The product is the perfect motivator for that New Year fitness push, comes in three colors -- Black, Black Ice and White Ice -- and is available now from nike.com and apple.com.
Just in time for the holiday season, Nike Women's introduces its Pro tight in a festive design inspired by traditional Norwegian knitting patterns. Made with Dri-FIT and spandex materials, it's meant to withstand the harshest of workouts but is stylish enough for wearing post boot-camp or out on the town. The tight features a wide, elastic embossed waistband that is slimming and comfortable. Available on nike.com beginning Dec. 10.
Available on Xbox 360, Nike+ Kinect Training is a custom training program rooted in elite athlete fitness and specifically designed to help athletes of all levels reach their potential in the comfort of their own homes. Featuring Nike trainers who work with some of the world's greatest athletes, the program features real-time feedback to make sure positions and movements are correct. Nike+ Kinect Training evolves as you do, helping you get fitter, faster and stronger. It's available at nike.com and Xbox 360 retailers.
Runners who refuse to let winter weather keep them indoors will crave the Nike Element Shield Max jacket. It’s slim-fitting, wind and water resistant where you need it most, and has a running-specific hood with reinforced brim and detachable gaiter for coverage and warmth. Reflective elements are designed to work even in low-light conditions, and special bonded pockets provide secure storage for keys or phones. Available at nike.com in men's and women's.
Style-conscious football fans will love pieces from the CR7 collection, which blends the uncompromising attitude of the world’s most iconic player with an irreverent, bold style that symbolizes Cristiano Ronaldo's approach to life. At left, CR wears the CR7 T-shirt that proclaims the "Love to win, hate to lose" attitude with a bold emblem. The core T-shirt takes a more literal approach, spelling out the mantra in ornate Portuguese calligraphy that speaks to CR's heritage. He's also wearing the Track Jacket and Saturday Jacket. Available at nike.com.
For the performance-minded, check out the Mercurial Vapor VIII CR boot. It combines innovation and style with a track spike-inspired fit for explosive speed on pitch. A striking new design takes color inspiration from the CR7 signature clothing collection (see above), blending a classic black boot with a modern twist of blue and pink to stand out on pitch.
Built for the elements, Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm apparel keeps the body regulated for inclement weather with breathability, water resistance and a streamlined fit. With a long-sleeve, mock-neck silhouette, Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Fitted Dri-FIT Max Shield Mock provides warmth with breathability so athletes can brave the weather with confidence. The Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Dri-FIT Max Shield Tights complement the top and provide warmth, breathability and support.
Snowboarders will love the customizable Nike Zoom Ites, a versatile boot that riders can tailor to suit their snowboarding preference. The boot features customizable inserts that give riders the ability to choose from three levels of flex -- flexible, medium or stiff -- to suit all types of weather, terrain and mountain conditions. An ultra-strong Nike Flywire cuff holds riders' heels in place, allowing them to carve on their edges with confidence.