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.
Nike Kobe 11 “Achilles Heel”
Release Date: 01/09/16
Color: University Red/Metallic Gold-Black