April 14th, 2016 by John Kim
It hasn’t been twelve hours since Kobe Bryant’s official retirement and Nike is ready to step on the gas and head into this new era at full speed. After the astounding “Black Mamba” Pack kept things exciting for a few weeks, Nike presents the “Muse” Pack of three Kobe 11 releases inspired by Kobe Bryant’s unbreakable bond with the brand’s most influential figures – Eric Avar, Tinker Hatfield, and Mark Parker. Each of these individuals have served as invaluable muses for Kobe’s growth within the brand, and using the Kobe 11 as a premium platform, the three revolutionaries interpret Kobe Bryant’s essence in ways only they can comprehend.
The first leg of the Nike Kobe 11 “Muse” Pack is Eric Avar’s design inspired by El Capitan of Yosemite. The blue Flyknit upper is a nod to the clear blue skies while other details like the trail-inspired rope laces and Pendleton-themed insoles further achieve the magnificence of nature. Avar’s Kobe 11 is available on Nike SNKRS and at select Nike Basketball retailers worldwide today; The Kobe 11 “Tinker Hatfield” inspired by Michael Jordan as well as the Kobe 11 “Mark Parker” inspired by the Black Mamba snake will release in the coming weeks.