The Los Angeles Lakers will pay tribute to the Black Mamba by be retiring both of Kobe Bryant’s numbers tonight. To celebrate the special night, Nike will be releasing a special iteration of the Nike Air Force 1 dubbed the Nike Air Force 1 Low Black Mamba paying tribute the Kobe’s illustrious career.
This special edition NIKEiD version of the Air Force 1 Low comes dressed in a Black Mamba-inspired snakeskin upper. The coolest part of the shoe can be found on the heels which come equipped with his 8 and 24 jersey numbers. More Yellow accents can be found on the embroidered outline of the Swoosh branding. Six tonal Black stars are placed on the tongue, while the Black sole provides the shoe with an all-Black motif. Want a pair? Look for the Nike Air Force 1 Low Black Mamba to release on Nike.com at tipoff of tonight’s Lakers vs. Warriors game, approximately 7:30 PM PT. The Nike Kobe t-shirts you see above will release at 8:24 PM PT on Nike.com and are available at select retailers in the Los Angeles area.