The Kobe X Hero will be available for kids, and the Kobe X Liberty will be available for men, with retail prices of $135 and $180, respectively. A grade-school version of the Liberty will also be available, with a retail price of $135.
Inspired by Bryant’s fascination with superheroes as a kid, the Kobe X Hero features a cave purple and court purple upper, with black on the swoosh branding, heel counter, tongue and above the midsole. Also on the upper is a lightning pattern toward the heel. The shoe is brought together with a light crimson midsole and purple outsole.
The Liberty, inspired by Bryant’s favorite football team, the Philadelphia Eagles, features a radiant emerald upper with black on the tongue, heel counter and collar, and a metallic silver swoosh. Its radiant emerald midsole and icy translucent overlay bring the shoe together.
Bryant kicked off the season wearing a player’s edition of the Kobe X Elite high top, with a white upper and sole and yellow Nike branding. He warmed up in the Kobe X Elite Opening Night, which is available now. That shoe features a yellow upper with a black sole and Nike branding.