Before Kobe Bryant was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers he was a star in Philadelphia as a member of the basketball team for Lower Merion High School. Kobe is one of the few NBA players that made the direct jump from high school to the pros and the first guard to do so.

Nike will be honoring Kobe’s time at Lower Merion with this special colorway of the Nike Kobe 11. Known as the Lower Merion/Aces colorway, this Kobe 11 switches out the Flyknit upper in exchange for engineered mesh. The majority of the sneaker has been done in Cool Grey with Team Red accents landing on the Swoosh, tongue and heel branding and the Flywire on the bottom two eyelets.

You can find the Nike Kobe 11 Aces at select Nike retailers beginning on April 9th for $160. Will you cop? Let us know down below.

via: Nike

Author’s Take

Not sure why Nike used an engineered mesh upper instead of Flyknit. I think the shoe would have looked a lot better with a Flyknit upper.

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