On the Nike Kobe V, the Bruce Lee theme came to life with Kobe Bryant’s sneakers. Based off the iconic yellow jumpsuit, the shoes mimic the mostly yellow upper with black trims. During Lee’s fights, he would frequently end up with slash wounds, that’s where the red accents and slashes on the heel are born from.
The Nike Kobe 9 EM brought back the familiar colorway but without the signature slashes. This release in 2016, gets the full treatment. On Saturday, March 19, 2016, the Nike Kobe XI “Warrior Spirit” aka “Bruce Lee” colorway is releasing on March 19, 2016 for $200 USD.
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From Nike’s release date page:
Kobe Bryant has put his body through hell to win. He’s faced trials and tribulations, including game-changing injuries, but has never failed to conquer them. The Kobe XI ‘Warrior Spirit’ collection pays tribute to Kobe’s heroic mind and body in the heat of battle and beyond.
As we mentioned, both shoes will receive matching slash marks. You can find them on the heels. As we’ve seen in previous models, usually the left shoe features 4 red stitches on the back while the right could feature the Kobe Shozoku logo or a Mamba Mentality Icon to represent a deeper meaning.
Nike Kobe XI “Bruce Lee” aka “Warrior Spirit”
Price: $200 USD
Release Date: 3/19/2016