Kobe Bryant‘s alter ego known as the Black Mamba is a character that feeds off of pain. From the hardships of carrying a team that wasn’t even playoff worthy for a couple of seasons (having Smush Parker as the point guard on your squad will do that to you) to a more literal take on feeling physical agony during a grueling 82 game schedule, Kobe has seen it all over the course of his two decade NBA career. Pain has played a pivotal role in the growth of Bryant’s legend. The latest Kobe 10 colorway known as the Nike Kobe 10 “Pain” pays homage to his recent woes, as Kobe is currently in the midst of the twilight of his career. Based on the past injury ridden seasons, the reflective 3M upper features a mean cracked cement aesthetic while Team Orange polka dots add a unique twist. Available on July 9th for $180, you can always find this pair early on eBay.
Source: Rock City Kicks
Nike Kobe 10 “Pain”
Color: Metallic Silver/Midnight Navy-White-Team Orange
Style Code: 705317-001
Release Date: July 9th, 2015