Nike Basketball has just unveiled the Kobe 11 and the first pair to release is the Nike Kobe 11 ‘Achilles Heel’ set to release in early January 2016.
To the naked eye, the Kobe 11 looks to be much like previous models, however the change comes from the materials used. Nike has implemented pearlescent fibers which are thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) threads. Essentially this is a stronger Flyknit material.
Inspiration behind the Achilles Heel comes from Bryant’s surgery he had back in 2013 and the Greek God Achilles. Using a university red, metallic gold and black theme, one of the heels will have four red lines for his injury while the other has a graphic that represents the Greek God.
Nike Kobe 11 Achilles Heel
Colorway: University Red/Metallic Gold-Black
Release Date: January 9, 2016
Product Number: 822675-670