The Nike Kobe X Fundamentals is Inspired by His On-Court Philosophy

By: Meghan Young - May 20, 2015
References: nike & hypebeast
The Nike Kobe X Fundamentals may be one of the most minimalist basketball shoes that have hit the market -- at the very least, for this particular collection. It's surprising nothing similar was been released in the past considering the inspiration behind the design: Kobe's on-court philosophy. Nike explains, "It’s black and white: master the fundamentals to master the game."

Taking on a White/Wolf Grey-Black colorway, the Nike Kobe X Fundamentals boasts a clean, monochromatic aesthetic that mimics this sentiment to a T. Finished with a white woven-textured upper, translucent Zoom unit midsole and white laces, the tongue nevertheless boasts Kobe’s signature on the top and a black mamba-inspired snakeskin design in black to keep the brand top-of-mind.