Top 10 Nike Basketball 'Pre-Heat' Colorways

From the 'South Beach' LeBron 8 to 'Dream' Kyrie 1, here are the top 10 Nike Basketball 'Pre-Heat' colorways.

top 10 Nike Pre Heat Colorways
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top 10 Nike Pre Heat Colorways

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. 

10. Nike Kyrie 2 'The Effect'

Nike Kyrie 2 'The Effect'

9. Nike LeBron 14 'Out of Nowhere'

Nike LeBron 14 "Out of Nowhere"

8. Nike KD 6 'D.C.'

Nike KD 6 'DC'

7. Nike Kyrie 1 'Dream'

Nike Kyrie 1 'Dream'

6. Nike Kyrie 4' Confetti'

Nike Kyrie 4 Confetti

5. Taco x Nike Kyrie 5

Nike Kyrie 5 'Taco PE' (Lateral)

4. Nike PG 2 'Playstation'

Playstation x Nike PG2 Release Date AT7815 002 Profile

3. Nike LeBron X 'Crown Jewel'

Nike LeBron 10 'Crown Jewel'

2. Nike LeBron 9 'Cannon'

Nike LeBron 9 'Cannon'

1. Nike LeBron 8 'South Beach'

Nike Lebron 8 'South Beach'