The Nike Kobe X Elite Men’s Basketball Shoe encapsulates 20 years as a fitting tribute to the hard-working athlete who saw his hoop dreams come true. The latest entrant into the footwear series is said to represent Kobe Bryant‘s “true colors”, skills, and mental approach to the game.

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The multi-color ‘What The’ theme was released on December 30, 2015 in Black/Blue and Lagoon/Volt/Metallic Silver. The trendy kicks are priced at $259.99 at Foot Locker and are available online at

“This ‘What The’ edition will have you saying “Yes please,” Nike says.


For sneaker connoisseurs and ‘Kobe X’ collectors here’s the product description:

The Kobe X Elite Men’s Basketball Shoe features the latest Nike Flyknit construction for strength, breathability and support, plus flexible cushioning designed to win championships.

Strong, Lightweight Support:

The virtually seamless, formfitting Flyknit upper is woven more openly in areas that need greater breathability and tighter in areas that demand more strength and support. A new transparent yarn gives it a stronger, breathable, mesh-like texture and allows a look inside the shoe.

Flexible Cushioning:

Lunarlon cushioning delivers soft yet responsive shock absorption. It features new multidirectional flex grooves that allow your toes to spread naturally for a more powerful first step.

Ultra Responsiveness:

A visible Nike Zoom unit in the heel provides responsive, low-profile cushioning from tip-off to final buzzer.

More Benefits:

Flywire cables for lockdown and an adaptive fit. Translucent rubber outsole for multidirectional traction on a variety of surfaces. Signature sheath logo and mamba-inspired pattern at the tongue top.