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Nike 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

Whether athletes are gearing up for competition, striving to get fit in the new year or wanting to be a part of something bigger, Nike provides innovative and inspirational footwear and apparel options across all activity types and sport categories. Scroll through the image gallery above and read on for top holiday gift ideas.

LIVESTRONG Collection

Shoppers can give back while gift giving this holiday season with Nike’s new global collection of LIVESTRONG footwear, apparel and accessories. Rooted in performance and function, the collection has grown tremendously since the iconic yellow LIVESTRONG wristband debuted in 2004, with more than 80 million wristbands distributed to date and $80 million raised to support LIVESTRONG. Nike’s LIVESTRONG collection is available at nikestore.com, Nike retail and select retailers in the United States, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

Nike Zoom KD IV

The Nike Zoom KD IV features the new Adaptive Fit system, Hyperfuse construction and a Zoom Air unit – a versatile combination for one of basketball’s most electric players. Incorporated for the first time in a basketball shoe, the new Adaptive Fit system provides a lock-down fit with a synthetic strap that wraps up from the inside of the upper and integrates with the laces for superior fit and lateral support. Hyperfuse construction on the upper is a composite of three different layers of material that are fused together using a pressing process to create a nearly seamless, one-piece upper that is lightweight, breathable and durable. The Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot provides lightweight, low-profile and responsive cushioning. Available at nikestore.com and Nike retail outlets the first week of December.

CR7 Mercurial Vapor Superfly III

The CR7 Collection features a striking new CR Mercurial Vapor Superfly III (3) signature boot mirroring the performance and style Cristiano Ronaldo embodies with a disruptive graphic treatment on the left and right side of the boot. As CR moves into position or tracks back, the left side of his boot reveals a subtle pinstripe effect with a clear screen and pattern treatment. In contrast, the right side features a bold contemporary stripe of Mach blue and Solar red which is a signature color theme throughout the collection. CR Mercurial Vapor Superfly III features an adaptive traction system that provides extra grip, traction and responsiveness. Directionally positioned blades maximize cutting and allow for quick changes of direction, while secondary toe traction provides added toe-off power for those first critical steps to generate explosive speed. Available at nikestore.com and Nike retail outlets in December.

Nike Pro Hyperwarm Crew

The art of layering begins at the base with the Nike Pro Hyperwarm Crew. Even on such a clean, simple design, each detail has been considered and crafted like moving seams to the back to prevent chafing. Or, designing sleeves with thumbholes to hold them in place, covering the wrists to keep arms warm. The soft, brushed Hyperwarm interior material traps heat to keep you comfortable while the Dri-FIT jersey helps pull sweat off the body. With a one-to-one fit like a second skin, the Nike Pro Hyperwarm Crew moves with you – whether you’re running or bending, stretching or leaping. Available at nikestore.com and Nike retail outlets.

Nike LunarGlide+3 Shield

Even in the rain, cold or dark, Nike knows running happens 365 days a year. To protect against the elements and keep runners dry, warm and visible, Nike presents the Nike Shield footwear collection. The collection features reflective materials and DWR (durable water resistant) treatment to keep runners dry and visible in cold, wet or low-light conditions. In cold weather tight-woven mesh and plush collar linings help keep feet comfortable and warm. The collection’s six Nike footwear styles offer a range of stability and support, so that whether a runner’s goal is to break a personal record or just run for fun, the weather won’t get in the way. Available at nikestore.com and Nike retail outlets.

Nike Vapen

Gear for the true winter wonderland adventurers – introducing the Nike Vapen snowboard boot featuring cutting-edge innovation and technology. The newest member of the boot line features Nike’s distinctive design and many tech features like a re-moldable liner and a foiled warming strobel blanket derived from NASA space suit material to provide maximum insulation. All of this at a price that means everyone can join the conversation. Available at select Nike partnered retail outlets.

Nike Magma

Nike Sportswear’s Holiday 2011 collection will feature three colorways of the Magma in collaboration with Japan-based Fragment. Built for the terrain and modernized with premium material, two colorways (dark obsidian and matte silver) feature a hairy nap suede and medial zipper, while the third features a water resistant black leather upper and medial zip. The black leather version is exclusive to China. This classic Nike All Conditions Gear (ACG) style with a Fragment twist also features boot lacing hardware and a rugged outsole. The Nike Magma x Fragment is available this December at nikestore.com and Nike retail outlets.

Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Shield Mock

Braving the outdoors? The Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Shield Mock maximizes breathability and warmth during harsh winter weather. The mock neck, tight fit and long-sleeves are designed so that athletes can layer this Nike Pro Combat top under apparel. Worn by elite athletes throughout the world in both competitive and training scenarios, the Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Shield Mock is designed for high performance and comfort. Available at nikestore.com and local Nike retail outlets.