Nike Dubs the Black Mamba the "Master of Innovation" With Latest Kobe 11 Elite

Could this be the very last release for the silhouette?

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Throughout his storied career, Kobe Bryant worked more closely with his respective footwear designers than any athlete to come before him, thus resulting in some of the most innovative, boundary-pushing kicks to ever hit the hardwood — including the likes of the low-top Kobe 4 and boot-like Kobe 9 Elite. Now, with Kobe 11 production likely coming to a close, Nike has paid homage to the Black Mamba’s penchant for inventive footwear with a special “Master of Innovation” edition of the silhouette.

Hot on the heels of some of the best Kobe 11s to date (including the “Great Career Recall,” “4KB” and Brazil-inspired white colorway — the “Master of Innovation” boasts a multicolored, gold-based toe that fades to grey across its Flyknit and leather upper while a marbled rubber outsole appears below. As per usual, cushioning comes in the form of a Zoom Air heel unit and full-length, drop-in Lunarlon footbed while Dynamic Flywire provides a tailored, lockdown fit for the shoe’s low-top upper.

Black Mamba fans can find the “Master of Innovation” release now via Nike’s SNKRS for $200 USD per pair while supplies last.

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