Kobe Bryant’s NBA career is over. So too is his USA Basketball career, at least in a playing role. His latest signature shoe is still coursing with patriotism though. At least the latest colorway is.
Dubbed the Nike Kobe 11 USA, the shoe’s a master class in national styling. White quickly shifts to navy blue on the Flyknit upper, with vibrant red accents punctuating the ‘Murica motif. On the tongue, silver branding manages to cleanly complement the palette, evoking classic Olympic styles like the Air Jordan 7 in the process.
A celebration of Independence Day more so than the Rio Games, the Nike Kobe 11 USA release date is set for July 2, with retail slated for the usual $200.
Nike Kobe 11 “USA”
White/University Red-Deep Royal Blue-Metallic Silver
Style #: 822675-184
2 July 2016
Photos via Walker Hayes.