A pivotal transition in Kobe Bryant’s career is without doubt was his number change from 8 to 24. It marked a turning point in his Hall of Fame journey, and almost a halftime intermission in his Lakers legacy.
Nike Basketball pays tribute to this moment in time with the Nike Kobe 11 “Hyper Grape” edition. At the heel of the right shoe, 8 and 24 are separated by a colon, while the left shoe maintains the achilles markings. Wholly, a grape hue engulfs the low-cut Flyknit base while monochromatic black and white accents finish the look alongside a translucent midsole.
Nike Kobe 11 “Hyper Grape”
Colorway: Hyper Grape/White-Black-University Gold-Bright Crimson
Style #: 822675-510
Release Date: February 27, 2016