One of the greatest players of my generation has retired from the NBA, but at least he’ll still be releasing sneakers so I’m happy. We first saw Kobe’s latest sneaker the Nike Kobe 11 EM “Carpe Diem” last month and now we have a much more detailed look at the shoe.
Inspired by the “seize the day” mentality the “Black Mamba” had on the court all the way up until his last game in the NBA, the Kobe 11 EM “Carpe Diem” has a black mesh upper and a translucent black outsole. Purple and Laker gold accents are featured as a tribute to Kobe’s career-long history with the Los Angels Lakers. To finish off the sneaker, Hyperfuse tape will be wrapped around the toe cap and sides, and Flywire is featured on the lacing.
The Nike Kobe 11 EM “Carpe Diem” will be available on May 21 for $160 at select retailers.