Previously known as the Nike Kobe 11 8-24, it turns out that this upcoming colorway of the Kobe 11 has been dubbed the Eulogy and draws inspiration from Kobe’s retirement and his glorious career as a Los Angeles Laker.

The definition of eulogy is as follows: “a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly, typically someone who has just died.” While we all know that Kobe is alive and well, he IS saying goodbye to the game of basketball so this sneaker is essentially a send off since he’s retiring. This Kobe 11 comes dressed in a Hyper Grape Flyknit upper with White and Black detailing as well as an icy blue outsole. The heel of the right shoe features the numbers 8 and 24, the numbers that Kobe wore as a member of the Lakers. The left heel is then hit with red stitch detailing.

Look for the Nike Kobe 11 Eulogy to land at retailers on February 27th for a retail price of $200. Will you be picking up a pair? Let us know in the comments below.

via: Nike

Author’s Take

This is easily a must-have colorway of the Kobe 11 for all fans of the Black Mamba. If you’ve been a fan of Kobe since his #8 days then you’ll truly appreciate the significance of this pair.

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