A black Flyknit upper that looks as if it were woven by angels. A translucent mid sole with Zoom Air in the heel to help you move faster than lightning. Subtle, brilliant accents of gold and pink to remind one of championship trophies and champagne. An aggressively-high cut is a solid reflection of the fact that this sneaker is more than a cut above your average pair of shoes.
The Kobe 10 Elite "Rose Gold" is not just a sneaker, but a step in greatness.
Ten sneakers deep into a series that has quickly risen into the upper echelon of sneakers, Nike's Kobe line is showing no signs of slowing down.
With another sleek and striking silhouette in the Kobe X Elite, the Swoosh is giving ballplayers and sneaker aficionados alike one more gorgeous piece to help them elevate to heights never before seen.
Perhaps more interestingly, at a point in Kobe Bryant's career where fans and casual observers alike are preparing for what many believe will be his final campaign next season, Kobe's imprint on the world of sneakers is only getting bigger.
As we've watched an injury-ridden Kobe fight just to play a generous handful of games over the course of the last two seasons, it may be easy to forget why Kobe's name is carved in the annals of basketball history.
This shoe does more than enough to remind us of Kobe's five NBA titles, two finals MVP's, and one regular season MVP. Bronze-detailing on the Swoosh's of both shoes remind basketball fans why this time of year is a special one, even if the Black Mamba won't be suiting up for this year's Finals.
For those that want to play in kicks meant for a champion and even those that simply want to dress like one, the Kobe 10 Elite will be available next Saturday, June 5th for $225 at select Nike retailers.