NIKE unveiled the third and final chapter of the Kobe Muse Pack in honor of recently retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant with the latest Kobe 11 shoe designed personally by the company's president and CEO Mark Parker.
Since his early years as a footwear designer, Parker has championed the athlete's voice in his designs and has even worked closely with Bryant starting from the Laker guard's first shoe with Nike in 2003, the Huarache 2K4.
Along with Eric Avar and Tinker Hatfield, Parker has played a key role in developing Bryant's signature line and his creative collaboration process has greatly influenced the NBA superstar.
"Even though he has a large business to run, Mark still takes time to mentor me," said Bryant of Parker.
Parker's latest design, the Kobe 11 'Mark Parker,' puts the strong designer-athlete rapport in full display. The third shoe in the Kobe Muse Pack, after the Kobe 11 'Eric Avar' and Kobe 11 'Tinker,' highlights subtle details that reflect the appearance of Bryant's moniker 'Black Mamba.' From the Flyknit pattern down to the shoe underbelly, Parker's attention to detail shines with this special shoe.
The Kobe 11 'Mark Parker' is set for global release but in limited quantities on May 26. The shoe will sell for P9,895 at select stores.