Official Kobae XI thread

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  1. abuch47

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    OFFICIAL KOBE XI  Thread​
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    The KOBE 11 features Flyknit technology that includes thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) yarn for superior strength, the brand’s first shoe to feature this new iteration of Flyknit.  Similar to architects using metal rebar to reinforce structures, Nike Flyknit engineers reinforce zones of the upper using this high-strength material, micro-engineering areas of strength and stretch precisely where needed while reducing waste in the manufacturing process. Flyknit has reduced nearly 2 million pounds of waste since its 2012 inception.

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     Achilles Heel

    822675-670
    $200​


    BHM

    822522-914​
    $220​

    Last Emperor

    $200​
    Eulogy
    822675-510
    $200​



    Bruce Lee

    $200​



    Easter

    $200​

    ASG
    $220​
    4KB White Horse
    $220​
    FTB Mamba Day
    $200(000)​
    Lower Merion Aces
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    Draft Day Hornets
    $160​
    Eric Avar
    $200​
    Tinker Hatfield
    $200​
    Mark Parker
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  2. evilimperial

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    man if xi were upgraded kb v, it would be awesome
    Maybe kb v with a fk upper, zoom for both forefoot and heel
    and of course upgraded traction pattern
    Dayummmm...
     
  3. lynchpin33

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    FULL LENGTH ZOOM!!!!! Enough of the lunar stuff.
     
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  4. wayne141

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    This
     
  5. haydenhouser

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    I hope these are major. I have been very impressed with the last two iterations.
     
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  6. tinthewinner

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    Tinker hatfield will become the lead designer! Also this will be the last Kobe shoe.... Sad but also excited
     
  7. bestintheworld

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    But I don't understand. There's already color ways and what not for the Kobe XI. I assume he either designed the shoe or he's designing a specific pair
     
  8. Kobekobe

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    Who said it's the last shoe?
     
  9. tinthewinner

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    I think that it was he was the lead designer. I phrased it weirdly. It's because Nike does this all in advance and the timeline information is released that it makes it seem it's done in a short amount of time when it's actually done much earlier. He's the lead designer on them along with other members on the team. I wouldn't be surprised if Eric Avar was on it too
     
  10. tinthewinner

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    Batlsneakershow
     
  11. thejisback

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    They are already working on the 12 and it's going to be crazy, stupid out of this world!
     
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  12. MJO23DAN

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    It being Kobe's last shoe I find that VERY hard to believe. He's always been very passionate about pushing his sneakers to the max as far as performance goes. This guy lives and breathes basketball. As far as designer, also have a hard time believing Tinker taking full control of the project when Avar has been doing a phenomenal job with Kobe's line. I would suspect Tinker playing a role much like how Mark Smith plays a role in co-creating Air Jordan models. It has been noted that Tinker is very fond of Avar's work.


     
  13. jizquierdo

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    There's definitely going to be a flyknit upper, they'll also do a flyweave upper that's their new thing. Probably full length zoom or lunar forefoot/zoom heel or vice versa.
     
  14. blastercombo

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    I hope these are nice
     
  15. kb24strikesagain

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    Kobe has said in the past that he wants to continue his shoe line so if anything I would think it might be more of an indication that it's either his last season or he just wants Tinker to do the remaining models while he plays.
     
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  16. tinthewinner

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    His signature will most likely end as per requested by him, but team models may sprout from this along with an adjacent "Kobe/Mamba Brand". That would be cool to see
     
  17. comacoma33

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    Kobe's are one of the best selling basketball shoes for Nike.

    No way they stop making his shoe. Now way!
     
  18. glassankles

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    Are u sure about that
     
  19. tinthewinner

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    A lot of what Baltsneakershow has said have been sport on which is why I'm taking this almost as gospel but take as rumor if you prefer. It does seem like a Kobe thing to preserve his legacy in the 1-11s and then have a team shoe/Kobe brand shoe as he's hinted at getting a mamba squad together for a bit
     
  20. nflowshoe

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    After seeing Tinkers last couple of designs, I don't really have high expectations. From the huaraches 2k4-5 to the Kobe iv,v,vi,viii,Ix.... I would rather have Eric than Tinker... Tinker is washed
     
  21. eightfivefresh

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    Won't front... been feeling this way too, for awhile.[​IMG]
     
  22. blco02

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    Just FYI, Tinker has said he did the initial sketch for the 2K4. He designed them and Eric Avar just helped them get from sketch to production.
     
  23. MVP

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    Please let this be a classic, that's all I ask, so disappointed with the Xs only model I've completely skipped in the line outside of the waffle cones.
     
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  25. blakmn89

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    Have a feeling the 11s will be incredible