Let’s face it, a nickname like ‘Purpleout’ is all kinds of corny. But one of the greatest Lakers ever has to show love to his team’s colors in the Nike Kobe X ‘Blackout.’ Going two-tone on the upper to create a chain mail-look is the best move made in the series thus far. The shoe draws inspiration from Bryant himself. “When I’m really feeling it…. I workout until I black out” is the way he phrases it.
Bean might not be as durable as he used to be, but I for one am rooting for him to make an on court appearance in these and have a big game before he retires. Because basketball is better with him in the picture. And the shoe game is better for it too.
The Nike Kobe X ‘Blackout’ releases February 21. Retail price is $200.