Nike has unveiled a standout colorway for Kobe‘s 10th signature shoe, dubbed “Blackout.” Featuring a predominantly Persian Violet seamless textile upper with hits of black at the tongue, heel, Swoosh logo and laces, the design is an ominous rendition of the Black Mamba’s latest performance silhouette. The upper rests atop a purple hybrid cushioning sole unit and a Volt Zoom Air unit at the heel, which offers up great support and traction when on the court. Interestingly, this iteration is inspired by Kobe’s dedication and commitment to working out until he “blacks out.” The Nike Kobe X “Blackout” is set to launch Saturday, February 21.
Nike unveils a “Blackout” rendition to the newly released Kobe X line. Inspired by Kobe Bryant’s relentless workouts, the Kobe X “Blackout” highlights a seamless textile upper dressed in a deep purple coating as complementing black accents found on the Nike Swoosh logo, tongue, back heel and laces provide an eye-catching aesthetic. An advanced hybrid cushioning system outfits the smooth midsole as a performance traction outsole completes the basketball sneaker. Kobe Bryant signature branding adorns the top tongue while a golden “X” logo decorates the outsole heel. The Kobe X “Blackout” will be available on February 21