Unless you were one of the people lucky enough to get this pair using the Nike SNKRS app in Toronto last week, your next chance to cop the "Brave Blue" Kobe XI will be this spring. Lucky fans during All-Star Weekend got to peep these early, and now the rest of us get a look thanks to an early listing on eBay.
This "Brave Blue" makeup has been spotted on previous Kobe models before, and as his last playing sneaker, it looks like Nike is revisiting colorways that were popular in the past. In addition to the blue fade effect on the upper, the message "I see beauty in the struggle" is featured on the right heel. Like a lot Kobe sneakers, this theme is a tribute to the ups and downs of his career, that have resulted in one of the best NBA runs of all-time.
According to Nike Blog, reports are pointing at an April 14 drop.