Do the cool kids still call 'em "kicks"? Oh God, please don't make fun of me. Teaaaacher!!!
Anyhow, what you see above is the new Nike Hyperdunk 2010 - Pau Gasol PE. The "PE" stands for... I have no clue, actually. The "Pau Gasol" stands for the Lakers' starting power forward. The shoe has been released in connection with the upcoming World Basketball Festival, which apparently is a thing. Never hear of it? Yeah, me neither.
Let's see if the PR flacks at Nike can shed any light. What do you have to say for yourselves, PR flacks?
This summer, NIKE, Inc. and USA Basketball are planning to bring the world's best basketball teams and top musical performers to New York City for the inaugural World Basketball Festival, a four-day celebration of the performance and culture of the game, an event that Nike has committed to reprising every two years.