On Tuesday, Nike unveiled the brand new black mamba-themed Kobe Bryant sneakers. Unsurprisingly, the sneakers were designed with an actual black mamba in mind.
“Taking inspiration from this rich designer-athlete rapport and Bryant’s moniker ‘The Black Mamba,’ the third shoe in the Kobe 11 Muse Pack features subtle details reflecting the black mamba snake,” Nike wrote in a release.
The sneakers are a part of the Kobe 11 Muse Pack, which commemorates the impressive 60-point performance in his final NBA game.
Bryant tweeted out the press release unveiling his new shoes Tuesday afternoon.
Much respect to Nike CEO Mark Parker for his mentorship, friendship and personally designing my new shoe, check it: https://t.co/yVTUbARzDR
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) May 17, 2016
You can see more on the new design below:
Kobe’s special edition black mamba-inspired sneakers will be available starting May 26.
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