The Nike Kobe 10 “5 AM Flight” will be the first Nike Kobe 10 to release. Nike Basketball has officially unveiled Kobe Bryant’s 10th signature shoe, the Kobe X.
Nike Kobe 10 X 5AM Flight – Colorway Details
Each Kobe X colorway reveals something new about Bryant’s drive and
determination. The lead colorway, 5 AM Flight, takes inspiration from Bryant’s 40-foot, early morning leap from a diving platform in August 2013 as he recovered from his ACL surgery. The jump is symbolic of Bryant’s perseverance to overcome the odds and face fear head-on. The shoe’s blue palette represents the pool water of Bryant’s 5 AM flight.
Inside the shoe a mesh bootie enhances ventilation and provides a comfortable, snug fit. Nubuck fabric on the shoe’s tongue features a mamba-inspired snake scale pattern, while the tongue’s underside features unique graphic prints symbolic of each colorway storyline.
The left heel in each pair features four red lines representing Bryant’s resilient return from injuring his left Achilles tendon. To repair the tendon, doctors used four feet of stitching thread in surgery. The Kobe sheath logo adorns the right heel of each shoe.
The KOBE X features hybrid cushioning, an advanced traction system and a seamless textile upper. And a traction “nodules” that works in tandem with the midsole cushioning to splay, flex and grip like performance racecar tires. The outsole is finished off with a Gold Roman numeral “X,” a hand-drawn design detail from Avar, embedded beneath the Zoom unit; it’s another example of the detailed design obsession brought to each Kobe shoe.
Nike Kobe 10 X 5 AM Flight – Release Date
Check out the official photos and on-feet looks of the Nike Kobe 10 “5 AM Flight” below and look for them to release on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at select Nike Basketball retailers. The Kobe X “5 AM Flight” will also come with a matching collection which is seen below. Retail price tag for the Kobe X “5 AM Flight” is set at $180 USD.
Let us know in the comments section what you think of the first Kobe X to release. Are these looking like a shoe you’d like to add to your collection?
Nike Kobe 10 “5 AM Flight”
Blue Lagoon/Vapor Green-Black
February 7, 2015