The NikeLab Kobe X Elite Brings Shoe Technology Forward

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Apr 14, 2015
References: news.nike & complex
The NikeLab Kobe X Elite is a fine basketball shoe that is the result of a collaboration between Nike, Inc., Nike VP of Creative Concepts Tinker Hatfield and Fragment Design founder Hiroshi Fujiwara.

This shoe is equipped with special Nike Free-inspired flex grooves which encourage natural movement, with pops of color highlighting this feature. Each colorway features a unique lining in the heel collar for added dynamic. Each sockliner boasts a silicone-printed Kobe logo for added underfoot feel. The shoe is also fitted with advanced cushioning and traction systems.

This shoe explores daring new concepts in athletic design, showing off the latest technologies and pondering future applications for them. In doing so, the shoe elevates existing technology in bold fashion and brings the Nike brand forward.