In the midst of Kobe Bryant’s final NBA season, he and Nike unveil his brand new signature sneaker: the Kobe 11.
The shoe boasts a low-top profile, with key innovations such as an advanced Flyknit upper with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) yarn for strength.
“Throughout my time with Nike, I’ve obsessed the details of my shoes. For the KOBE 11, we worked to perfect Flyknit for basketball,” Kobe said of his the Kobe 11.
The launch colorway, shown here, is dubbed “Achilles Heel.” It features deep red and black color combination, with subtle nods to the Greek god Achilles, and Bryant’s own career arch. At the heel is a graphic representation of the hero on the right heel, while the left features four-stitch marks representing the four feet of thread used in Bryant’s 2013 Achilles surgery.
The Nike Kobe 11 “Achilles Heel” drops Jan. 9, alongside coordinated apparel at Nike.com and select retail locations.