Since 2010, Nike Basketball has helped usher in its latest signature models for the likes of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Paul George, and Giannis Antetokounmpo with special "Pre-Heat" colorways. Each is usually much more limited than its successors, dressed in loud colors, and linked to some sort of unique storytelling element like a player's new home city or even one of their favorite hobbies.
The latest example of this is the Kyrie 6, who's pre-heat release took place earlier today with an ambitious 11-colorway regional launch. With Irving's new drop in mind, we decided to rank the top 10 "Pre-Heat" colorways that have released over the past nine years.
From the "South Beach" LeBron 8 to "Dream" Kyrie 1, take a look at our selections below.