Nike’s mission has long been to deliver the voice of the athlete and CEO Mark Parker credits Kobe Bryant as one of the top collaborators in making the goal a reality.
On the flip side, Kobe values his long-term relationship with the Nike head, which dates back to the Nike Huarache 2K4, the first shoe the NBA legend wore after signing with Nike in 2003.
Taking inspiration from their rapport and Bryant’s “Black Mamba”, Nike unveils the third shoe in the Kobe 11 Muse Pack… which features subtle details reflecting the black mamba snake. From the re-engineered Flyknit pattern and laces to the tongue and shoe underbelly, reptilian details designed by Parker subtly come to life on the shoe’s latest rendition.
The KOBE 11 “Parker Muse” drops May 26 at SNKRS, followed by releases on Nike.com and select global retail locations.