The Kobe Bryant farewell tour will reach a fever pitch later this evening, when the perennial All-Star bids one final goodbye to professional basketball. Nike helped commemorate Bryant’s legacy earlier this year by honoring him with the “Black Mamba” pack, whose final installment was an FTB edition of his crowning signature sneaker, the Kobe 11.
The black-and-gold shoe is simple in its construction and the perfect ode to his remarkable career. Gold accents contradict a tonal black upper, and appear on the mid-foot Swoosh, insole and heel, where today’s date – one that will surely go down in history – has been etched out.
The Kobe 11 FTB “Black Mamba” is available for $200 USD through The Draw on Nike’s SNKRS app.