The Kobe X Silk Shoes Are Inspired By Kobe Bryant's Asian and European Connections

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Mar 31, 2015
References: news.nike & sneakernews
The Kobe X Silk is a shoe that recognizes and pays tribute to Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant's personal connections to Europe and Asia. Bryant spent his childhood years in Italy, where his father was a professional basketball player, before moving back to the USA. As an adult and basketball superstar, he has greatly enjoyed traveling throughout Greater China, where he is admired and revered by legions of Chinese basketball fans and players.

These European and Asian connections led Nike designers to think about the legendary Silk Road, which historically linked European and Asian traders. The Silk Road serves as the inspiration for the Kobe X Silk, which features design cues reminiscent of first century silk tapestries -- which were often designed in orange and burgundy.

The Kobe X Silk is an imaginative creation, and one that is sure to resonate with Kobe worshippers and aficionados.