May 19, 2016 BY Patrick Johnson
Remember Nike Sportswear’s short-lived Asteroid Collection? We’d like to forget that too. The unpopular space-themed gradient transformed the Nike Air Foamposite Pro into a kids-centric graphic but released in a full size run, only to linger on store shelves, falling victim to multiple markdowns because well, nobody wanted them. There is something to be said about the sunshine gradient though, one that saw shades of purple fade to orange and yellow. In a different context, the theme might be able to work. The Nike Kobe 11 EM is back featuring a similar aesthetic, as the engineered mesh shines thanks to the vibrancy found throughout. A smokey midsole unit adds some depth while black Swoosh branding allows you to focus at the tri-colored upper. What do you think of the Nike Kobe 11 “Asteroid”? Look for these to hit retailers on June 18th.
Nike Kobe 11 “Asteroid”
Style Code: 836183-805
Release Date: June 18th, 2016