With Kobe Bryant returning to the Philippines for the first time for the “Mamba Mentality Tour,” after ending his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, another special variation of the Nike Kobe 11 Elite, dubbed, “GCR” or (Great Career Recall) is revealed to celebrate his illustrious time in the NBA.

Sporting a simple, yet bold color scheme, tonal black is predominant across its flyknit upper, tongue and inner lining, while metallic gold accents adorn the Swoosh branding across its side panels, sheath logo on the tongue tab and custom commemorative pull tabs on the heel.

Finished off with a crisp, white sole unit, it has been reported that this pair is an exclusive to the Philippines and China only.

via: Solemovement


Author’s Take

I’m sure a lot of fans in the U.S. are disappointed with this overseas release. This colorway is probably one of the best on the silhouette so far. I’m just biased towards it, but, the resale for this pair just got a lot more expensive.


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