Nike CEO Mark Parker Designed a Kobe Bryant Shoe

A first look at the "Muse Pack."


Today, Nike introduced a trio of Kobe 11s making up the "Muse Pack," which honors innovators at the brand who've helped out on Kobe Bryant's footwear over the years.

The shoes are connected to Eric Avar, Tinker Hatfield, and Mark Parker, who each chipped in on the design of the Nike Huarache 2K4, the silhouette Bryant wore before his Nike signature line began. Each pair in the collection was designed by a different member of this powerful group.

The first sneaker releasing from the pack is the Eric Avar-themed pair, the blue one shown in detail below. The design draws from Avar and Bryant's mutual love of nature, specifically looking to the El Capitan rock formation at Yosemite National Park for inspiration.

The Kobe 11 "Avar Muse" releases today via Nike SNKRS. Nike hasn't announced release info for the Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker pairs yet. 

Mark Parker's Nike Kobe 11
Tinker Hatfield's Nike Kobe 11
Eric Avar's Nike Kobe 11