Pain Kobe 10s
Images via Nike

by Brendan Dunne

The Nike Kobe 10 "Pain" will release on July 9 at 10am EDT/7am PDT on Nikestore. The sneakers will be available via a link tweeted out from the @Nikestore account.

The model is inspired by the first appearance of the so-called "masked mamba," which dates all the way back to Kobe Bryant's high school days. It was then that Kobe broke his nose during a dive for the ball and started out his next game just 4-14 while wearing a face mask. According to legend, he tossed the mask at halftime and proceeded to go off, racking up 39 points in an overtime win.

This Kobe 10 tribute to the adversity and agony that Bryant has fought through will retail for $180.

Nike Kobe 10 "Pain"
Release Date:
Color: Tumbled Grey/Night Silver/White/Black
Style #: 705317-001
Price: $180