Tinker Hatfield Inspires the Next Kobe 11

The Kobe 11 Muse Pack comprises three colorways of Kobe Bryant’s current signature shoe, each drawing inspiration from a legendary Nike designer who has helped shape the Kobe line. Next in the series, the Nike Kobe 11 Tinker, a nod to perhaps Earth’s most famous shoe designer.

Kobe Bryant grew up idolizing Michael Jordan, but he was as much enamored with MJ’s shoes as he was his game. Of course, Tinker Hatfield designed the vast majority of those shoes, including the one Kobe Bryant cherished — still cherishes — above all others: the Air Jordan 3 Black Cement.

It’s that iconic shoe that informs the Nike Kobe 11 Tinker, the latter lending the predominance of black and grey, the red accents, to the Flyknit upper of the latter. Tinker himself pulled the strings on designing this colorway, and he added in AJ3 elements like the perforated tongue and red embroidery, and he even finished the inside of the tongue with his signature.
Part two in the “Muse Pack” trilogy, the Nike Kobe 11 Tinker releases May 5 at select global locations, including NikeClub.Cn  Stay tuned for chapter three: Mark Parker.

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