Newly retired Kobe Bryant received the birthday gift many sneakerheads would yearn for — a customized pair of shoes.
Marking the Black Mamba’s birthday on Aug. 23, Bryant received a pair of his own signature shoes, the Nike Kobe 11 “Mambacurial.”
The shoes are based on the low-top style that he brought back to the NBA — lightweight, responsive, and stylish as ever.
The shoes feature an etched swoosh logo into the woven material on each side.
The “Mambacurial” feature a crimson red gradient transition into a navy blue. Coupled with the yellow swoosh, they make for the signature colors of soccer powerhouse FC Barcelona, his favorite team.
The five stars around his signature logo represent the number of championships he’s earned throughout his 20-year career.
The rubber soles with chain-link design and groove from heel to toe pay homage to the indoor soccer style of shoe. Smooth, lightweight, and quick on the cuts.
You can score a pair of these sweet-looking kicks on September 8 at Nike retailers worldwide.