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Nike Presents the Black Mamba Pack, Honoring 13 Years of Kobe-Inspired Design

A tribute to the Mamba's enduring legacy
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Image via: Nike

The partnership between Kobe Bryant and Nike designer has been long and fruitful, effectively re-establishing the rules of basketball footwear with innovations ranging from Flywire to Flyknit, and silhouettes spanning both low and high-cut designs. Kobe's 11 signature shoes -- along with the Nike Huarache 2K4 and the original Hyperdunk from 2008 -- have gone on to influence global sneaker culture, and Nike is celebrating that enduring legacy with the Black Mamba Pack. Originally announced here, the collection slowly fades from white to black with each shoe, leading up to Kobe's final game on April 13. 13 cities, denoted with GPS coordinate markings adorning the Black Mamba Pack boxes, represent the athlete's global journey. The Black Mamba Pack launches March 22, starting with the Nike Huarache 2K4 in white. Each of the 13 shoes will be available in limited quantities through select Nike retailers and via the SNKRS app, leading into Bryant’s final game on April 13, when he'll wear his final shoe, the Kobe 11 in black/gold.