Nike officially unveiled the Kobe 11, the latest in its long line of signature sneakers for Kobe Bryant.

While the shoe looks simple enough at first glance, it has a litany of subtle tech advantages. The Flyknit this time around is stronger than ever before, featuring thermoplastic polyurethane threads. There is Zoom Air again embedded in the heel. There’s a mesh tongue to allow the wearer a heightened level of breathability.

The sneaker was designed by Eric Avar, who’s long helmed development for Kobe’s Nike footwear.

The first-up colorway for the Kobe 11 is the “Achilles Heel” pictured here, which releases globally on Jan. 9, 2016.

[via sc]

Nike Kobe 11 “Achilles Heel”
Release Date:
Color: University Red/Metallic Gold-Black
Price: $200

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