After dropping the initial “5 AM Flight” colorway, Nike offers up a first look at the next version of the Kobe Bryant’s 10th signature shoe, the Kobe X.
Dubbed “Blackout,” the shoe is based on the NBA star’s legendary workout routine and 19 years of fearless dedication playing for the purple and gold. His relentless mental and physical perseverance are key to his career success, but it’s not all glory and championships. The real work happens behind the scenes as Bryant works on his strength, conditioning, skills and mental fortitude.
“When I’m really feeling it… I workout until I black out,” he says.
This is the narrative behind the new colorway. It features Persian Violet upper, complimented by contrasting black on the Swoosh, the tongue, laces, inner-lining and heel.
The Nike Kobe X “Blackout” is due Feb. 21.