Nike unveiled official images of the Kobe 11 today. The latest model features an evolved,stronger version of Flyknit, which is inline with Kobe Bryant’s comments that,
“For the KOBE 11, we worked to perfect Flyknit for basketball,”
The sneaker features a design that Nike Innovation Director Eric Avar, who has partnered with with Bryant to pioneer many innovations through the Kobe line that changed the paradigm of conventional thought of footwear, said:
“The KOBE 11 design represents the whole being greater than the sum of the parts”
The introductory colorway, which Nike has dubbed “Achilles Heel”, pays subtle homage to the Greek God and Bryant’s career arch. The four lines on the back of the left shoe are symbolic of the 4 feet of thread used in Kobe’s 2013 Achilles’ procedure.
There will be a live periscope today, Monday, December 14,2015 at approximately 2PM PST in which Kobe will detail the story behind the KOBE 11.
The KOBE 11 will be available January 9, 2016.