We all know March is a big month for sneakerheads this year. From the Easter sneaker collections to multiple retro drops from Jordan Brand to new colorways for the Converse Chuck 2, everyone is going to have some light wallets by this time next month. One of our favorites, though, has to be the Nike Kobe 11 Bruce Lee colorway, an on-court shoe that’s flashy enough to draw anyone in.
Bryant’s latest signature sneaker, the last one he’ll ever wear in the NBA, was once again designed by Nike‘s Eric Avar, and together they took a familiar approach with the low-top silhouette by looking to build on past models and materials.
“Throughout my time with Nike,” Bryant has said, “I’ve obsessed over the details of my shoes. For the KOBE 11, we worked to perfect Flyknit for basketball.”
In addition to the advanced Flyknit upper, the shoe also sports full-length Lunarlon foam for cushioning, a Zoom Air unit, and a super unique outsole for traction on all surfaces.
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Available this Saturday at Champs Sports is the Nike Kobe 11 Bruce Lee colorway, an inspiration that’s making its return to the Kobe line for the first time in two years. Over the years, Bryant has used all sorts of weird inspirations for his sneakers and while the connection between Bryant and Lee for the Kobe 11 isn’t exactly surprising, it is certainly unique.
Kobe is calling it quits soon enough in the NBA but his sneaker game is still strong. The Nike Kobe 11 Bruce Lee colorway is the latest example, the perfect crossover between two massive cultural icons.