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This Week in Shoes: Jordan Brand Playoff Pack, Nike Basketball Elite Series and More

NBA playoffs are right around the corner and Nike isn’t pulling any punches with the Air Jordan Brand Playoff Pack and Team Collection that launch this week.

Air Jordan Brand Playoff Pack

Jordan Brand is ready to make a mark on this year with their 2014 Playoff Pack, which includes the Air Jordan XX8 SE, Jordan Melo M10, Jordan CP3.VII AE and the Jordan Super.Fly 2 PO. These sleek colorways keep it simple with no-nonsense, reflective black à la the Air Jordan V and bright team-colored highlights. The series launches Wednesday, April 9.

Air Jordan XX8 SE – Black & Atomic Mango

The Air Jordan XX8 SE - Black & Atomic Mango (616345-036) are a nod to Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who has been wearing these shroud less sneakers for this year’s season. These start at $150.

Jordan Melo M10 – White & Atomic Mango

With the Jordan Melo M10, Air Jordan celebrated 10 years with Carmelo Anthony. Now they’re releasing these sophisticated shoes in White & Atomic Mango (629876-013) with the Playoff Pack at $165.

Jordan CP3.VII AE - Black & Infrared 23

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul rocked a pair of Jordan CP3.VII AEs during last week’s game against the Mavericks, and you’ll be able to grab your own in Black & Infrared 23 at $125 (644805-024) and $100 for grade schoolers (654974-024).

Jordan Super.Fly 2 PO – Black & Dark Powder Blue

Inspired by Blake Griffin, the cool blue highlights pair well with the grey upper and black midsole. These drop in stores at $130 for men (645058-006) and at $105 for grade schoolers (602665-016)

Jordan Melo 1.5 – White & Atomic Mango

The Jordan Melo 1.5 is the first retro of Carmelo Anthony’s signature shoe and the White & Atomic Mango colorway is the third of the series. They launch Wednesday, April 9, at $120 for men (631310-135) and at $100 for grade schoolers (631311-135). jordanmelo10

Air Raid - University Red & Black

The Air Raid is making a comeback with striking University Red cross-foot straps and a freckled black midsole. They’ll hit the shelves Thursday, April 10, at $125 for men (642330-600). airraidred

Nike Basketball Elite Series Team Collection

LeBron 11 Elite - Wolf Grey & Laser Crimson

With a lower cut than the LeBron 11 that launched in October, this colorway celebrates LeBron’s strength on the court. They’ll be available in stores Saturday, April 12, at $275 for men (642846-001) and grade schoolers at $140 (621712-008).

Kobe 9 Elite - Court Purple & White

This model is ultra-lightweight and ultimately eye-catching, and they’ll be in stores Saturday, April 12, for men at $225 (630847-500) and grade schoolers at $125 (636602-501).

KD 6 Elite - Photo Blue & Team Orange

A Nike Zoom unit runs through the midsole of this shoe, giving the wearer more flexibility and precision on the court. They hit the stores Saturday, April 12, for men at $200 (642838-400) at $100 for grade-school sizes (599477-401)

LeBron 11 EXT Suede Q8 - Game Royal & Game Royal Black

Channel the inner King of Rock and Roll with these luxurious blue suede shoes. Grab a pair starting Saturday, April 12, at $200 (656274-440).

Air Jordan 1 Retro ’86 - Black & White

The Air Jordan 1 Retro ’86 model fuses the Air Jordan 2 and Air Jordan 1 into a high-contrast sneaker that’s sure to make a statement. The safari texture on the toe cap is sure to drive them wild. They’ll hit the shelves Saturday, April 12, for men at $130 (644490-010) and grade school at $95 (644494-010)

Air Jordan 2 Retro – Black & Infrared 23

With Infrared 23 highlights and a black and white speckled toe and ankle, this unique colorway won’t stay long. They’ll be available Saturday, April 12, for men at $150 (385475-023) grade schoolers at $115 (395718-023), preschoolers at $75 (395719-023), and toddlers at $55 (395720-023).

Nike Lunar Force 1 Lux VT Low - Military Blue & Military Blue

The solid blue toe cap on this eye-catching shoe fades to an elephant texture on the ankle, which extends to the seamless upper, courtesy of Vac Tech technology. The release date is set for Saturday, April 12, at $110 (644919-400).

Air Force 1 - White & Court Purple, Black & Team Orange and Black & Laser Crimson

Nike is adding even more colorways to its ever-popular Air Force 1 line, including White & Court Purple (488298-143), Black & Team Orange (488298-050) and Black & Laser Crimson (488298-048). Each colorway will be available starting Saturday, April 12, at $100.

Air Force 1 - University Red & Black

airforce1red   The patterned University Red & Black colorway of the Air Force 1 (488298-617) hits stores Saturday, April 12, at $100 for men.