After a few premature leaks, Nike has officially unveiled Kobe Bryant's final on-court sneaker, the Kobe 11.
"The Kobe 11 is the best that we can do right now," designer Eric Avar said.
Built with an engineered knit upper, a drop-in Lunarlon and Zoom Air insole, and an innovative dynamic outsole, Avar says the Kobe 11 is "as simple as we can make a performance basketball shoe."
According to the breakdown, the Kobe 11's upper debuts an all-new pearlescent TPU threading that is actually stronger than Flyknit. "Throughout my time with Nike, I've obsessed the details of my shoes. For the Kobe 11, we worked to perfect Flyknit for basketball," Kobe Bryant said.
The Kobe 11 will release worldwide in the debut "Achilles Heel" colorway seen here on January 9. You can also catch more details about the sneaker during today's Periscope unveiling at 2 p.m. EST.