Nike has applied the “Draft Day Hornets” concept to several of Kobe Bryants shoes, including the Nike Zoom Kobe 4 (IV) and Zoom Kobe 5 (V). The concept pays tribute to the Charlotte Hornets, who drafted Kobe in 1996 and then traded him on draft day to the Los Angeles Lakers.
This time around, the shoe of choice is the Nike Air Force 25 Low. They features a predominantly white constructed from leather and mesh, along with teal and purple accents, matching the colors of the Charlotte Hornets. They are now available for purchase at Kix-Files.