It looks like one of the shoes to release early at Nike's SNKRS XPRESS All-Star pop-up in Toronto was this new Kobe 11.

What's the theme here? According to the seller on eBay, this pair is inspired by longtime Nike Kobe designer Eric Avar. If the shoes were indeedĀ purchased directly from the SNKRS XPRESS spotĀ it's possible someone there gave that info, although there's no direct mention of Avar.

The shoe looks a bit like the "MPLS" ones of old and wears a patch on back that reads, "I see beauty in the struggle," a Kobe Bryant quote.

The sneaker release date on this Kobe 11 is currently set for April 14.

Nike Kobe 11 "Avar"
Release Date:
04/14/16
Color: Brave Blue/Metallic Silver-University Blue
Style #: 822675-404

UPDATE 3/25: Official images of the Nike Kobe 11 Elite Low "Brave Blue"


Nike Kobe 11 Elite Low


Nike Kobe 11 Elite Low


Nike Kobe 11 Elite Low


Nike Kobe 11 Elite Low


Nike Kobe 11 Elite Low


Nike Kobe 11 Elite Low

Nike Kobe 11 Avar
images via eBay