Officially revealed just the other day, a closer look at the Nike Kobe 11 in its inaugural Achilles Heel colorway is now provided.

Doused in the popular Red and Black palette, the sneaker is a subtle nod to the Greek god Achilles, in addition to Bryant’s season-ending surgery in 2013. Compared to its predecessor, this new model utilizes a much stronger composition with Nike Flyknit technology that includes thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) yarn for superior strength. This enables more support, responsiveness, as well as a lightweight feel. This high performance upgrade is also supplemented with the application of a full-length Lunarlon foam and Zoom unit in the heel for cushioning.

With the shoe’s distinctive colorway fading to Black in the rear, additional Black accents adorn the tongue and laces, as well as its sole unit. Other notable elements include a graphic of the Greek hero on the right heel, while the left features four-stitch marks representing the four feet of thread used in Bryant’s 2013 Achilles surgery. Additionally, gold/copper accents adorn the sheath logo located on its tongue tab.

If you’re looking to purchase a pair, you can find this latest model at Nike retailers starting January 9, 2016 for $200.

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