It's something we all knew would come eventually, but it still stings just the same: Kobe Bryant officially announced his retirement for the end of this NBA season. While certainly not as big of an announcement, this first official look at the new Nike Kobe 11 deserves more than a minute of your time. Set to debut in the coming months, the 11th generation Kobe signature is rumored to have had Tinker Hatfield himself driving the design, further fueling the excitement around its release given it will probably be Bryant's last as an active player. The first look reveals a seamless Flyknit or Flyweave upper in a royal purple, Zoom Air cushioning, and the Kobe line's signature low-cut design, with a high-top to match surely in the works, too. Check out the full preview for yourself below and stay tuned to Freshness for more on its release details as they come in.