Nike are set to drop a sleek ‘Blackout’ colourway of the Kobe 11. Swapping Flyknit for a scaly engineered mesh, Black Mamba’s pro-model takes on a reptilian aesthetic. The all-black everything upper sits above a smoky translucent outsole and is finished with an overlaid Swoosh in cool grey. The largest pop of colour comes in the form of the ever-present four stripes on the left shoe, this time in blood red, representing the four feet of surgical thread used to hold Kobe’s ankle together.
The Kobe 11 is available on July 9 from select Nike retailers.