Nike Makes Kobe Sneakers for Brazil

"Brazil" Kobe 11s releasing on Aug. 6.

Brazil Kobe 11
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Brazil Kobe 11

Nike will cater to this year's Olympic locale with another Brazil-inspired sneaker release in this Kobe 11. The shoe slides colors of the nation's flag in its accents while working with a white base.

The sneaker also makes use of snakeskin in what is presumably an allusion to Kobe Bryant's "Black Mamba" nickname.

While this shoe hasn't been announced by Nike, the brand did sneak some teaser shots of the colorway onto the Instagram stories page of the @NikeLab account.

According to Hypebeast, the Kobe 11 "Brazil" releases on Aug. 6. Fortunately, it's not likely the shoe will be exclusive to Brazil.

UPDATE 8/5: Nike has confirmed an Aug. 6 release with the below tweet.

The NikeLab Kobe XI Elite is available tomorrow, exclusive to #NikeLab and Dover Street Market destinations.
Brazil Kobe 11 Heel

Brazil Kobe 11 Insole


Brazil Kobe 11 Detail