Mamba Day is upon us; that final day of the 2015-16 NBA season, when Kobe Bryant hangs it up for good. To celebrate the occasion, Nike will launch the Nike Kobe 11 Black Mamba, the final piece of the Nike Black Mamba pack.
Completing a collection whose theme was fading from white on the first releases to black on the final, the Nike Kobe 11 Black Mamba is, well . . . black. In fact, jet black cloaks the shoe, from the Flyknit upper to the leather tongue and rubber sole, with the only bastion of contrast coming courtesy of metallic gold on the Swoosh and heel, presumably a nod to Kobe’s championship career. On the right heel, opposite the usual sutures, “4.13.16” is stitched — today’s date, and that of Kobe’s final game.
The Nike Kobe 11 Black Mamba releases at select global retailers today, April 11, in very limited quantities. The Nike SNKRS app will launch the shoe using The Draw from 7pm to 8pm EDT.
Nike Kobe 11 FTB
Style #: 869459-001
13 April 2016