The Nike Kobe X Elite captures Kobe Bryant's unmatchable on-court legacy with distinctive innovation and style. Transparent mesh upper in a shark-skin pattern for lightweight durability. 1/2-length mesh inner sleeve provides ventilation and comfort. Kobe sheath pattern on the tongue is inspired by a decade of Mamba designs. Grooved forefoot foam stretches when compressed, letting your toes move naturally. Ultra-grippy outsole pattern provides excellent multi-directional traction.