Nike just unveiled the last Kobe shoes, Kobe 11. It is Kobe Bryant’s last on-court sneaker. Get the Kobe 11 price details and information here.
The Los Angeles Lakers guard will sport the last model of his line of Nike sneakers before he steps off the court for the final time.
According to Bleacher Report, the back of the sneakers features nods to Bryant’s 2013 Achilles injury. The Achilles heel graphic, which appears on the right heel, represents “the hero [Greek god Achilles].” On the left, the four lines are representative of the four feet of thread that were used to fix Bryant’s Achilles.
Kobe 11 Release Date
The official debuting of the Kobe 11 will be during a Periscope event Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. PT. It will be available from January 9.
“Throughout my time with Nike, I’ve obsessed the details of my shoes. For the KOBE 11, we worked to perfect Flyknit for basketball,” 17-time All-Star Bryant said via Nike news release.
According to the brand, the Kobe 11’s Flyknit upper “attaches directly to the shoe’s outsole shell, which features a pioneering tread and traction pattern.” It added that the shoe also features a “drop-in midsole that includes the responsive benefits of Nike Zoom Air in the heel with the comfort of Nike Lunarlon in the forefoot.”
Kobe 11 Price
The Kobe 11 price will be $200 and will have red/gold/black colorways. There will also be Bruce Lee, Lakers and Easter versions of the shoe model, according to SoleCollector.com.
Everyone will remember the legacy of Kobe Bryant. When Bryant announced his retirement last month, people expressed their sadness over losing one of the greatest players in NBA history. Watch Nike’s tribute below. You can also read more about Kobe Bryant in an infographic here.