The Kobe XI Elite University Red/Black/Bright Crimson/Metallic Gold by Men's Nike Basketball Shoes are as strong and relentless as the Black Mamba himself, with support, cushioning and comfort to help keep you fast on your feet.The NIKE KOBE XI 'ACHILLES HEEL' is a progressive low-top that distills Bryant’s signature legacy to its essence: high performance, lightweight, responsive and sophisticated design. Over 11 silhouettes, Bryant and Avar have set a high bar for personal narratives embedded in signature lines. The Kobe‘Achilles Heel’ is no different. The deep red and black shoe features subtle nods to the Greek hero Achilles, and Bryant’s own career arch. Known to be invulnerable in all of his body except for his heel, Achilles’ ultimate demise resulted from an arrow to his weak point during the Trojan War. Consequently, the term 'Achilles heel,' was born. The Kobe 'Achilles Heel' features a graphic representation of the hero on the right heel, while the left features four-stitch marks representing the four feet of thread used in Bryant’s 2013 Achilles surgery. Like the ancient greek warrior, Kobe was nearly invincible for most of his career. This collection recalls the superhuman effort that resulted in his injury- and his relentless drive that followed.Strong, Lightweight Support / INNOVATION MASTEREDThe Nike Flyknit yarn is stronger, lighter and more flexible than it's ever been, providing formfitting comfort and ultralight support for your quickest moves.Multidirectional AgilityFlex grooves in the forefoot of the Lunarlon foam allow your toes to spread naturally for multidirectional agility a powerful first step.Responsive CushioningThe full-length, drop-in Lunarlon foam delivers soft yet responsive shock absorption, while visible Nike Zoom Air in the heel maximizes cushioning and responsiveness.More DetailsMesh tongue for breathabilityMesh inner sleeve for stability and sock-like comfortLow-top design allows full range of motion through the ankleTranslucent rubber outsole with micro-tread pattern for multi-surface, multidirectional traction...The Nike Shoes more colors