by Brandon Richard
Considering how quickly news spreads in the sneaker community, Nike has done a superb job keeping the Kobe 11 under wraps. However, fueling rumors of an earlier-than-expected launch, we now have our first look at what is believed to be Kobe Bryant's next signature shoe.
The Nike Kobe 11, previewed here in GS sizing, falls in line with the silhouettes of its most recent predecessors. Low-cut, the shoe sports a mesh build and a super low profile one-piece translucent sole. Familiar markings, like the Kobe logo and Achilles stitch marks, appear on the tongue and heel. There's also a photo of an "XI" branded box.
Though not confirmed, his colorway matches the "Hyper Grape" description of a pair set to release on Feb. 27. But again, it's been said that Nike may be moving the Kobe 11 launch up to next month. Check out a few more shots and stick with us for release updates as the story develops.