Nike pulled a fast one on consumers by releasing the Nike Kobe 11 Elite, announced there would be no other versions of the Kobe 11, then subsequently released a more affordable option dubbed the Nike Kobe 11 — sans the Elite.
Kobe Bryant’s storied basketball career ended a few weeks ago, but his partnership with Nike will most likely continue,Now,the last version of Kobe 11 ,Here we go.
The upper on the Kobe 11 Elite is constructed with full length Flyknit with TPU strings for reinforcement as well as Flywire cables for added support and lockdown. The shoe feels really stiff at first, but it eventually breaks in and feels pretty soft while remaining strong. The Kobe 11 Elite’s upper is really nice, but it does not feel as nice as a jacquard or performance woven upper. Most of the Kobe 11 Elite models used the same translucent outsole. When trying to think of a reason why the traction was so bad.
The Kobe 11 EM features a solid rubber outsole and the same traction pattern as the Elite model. It does seem as though the rubber content makes a difference, because the traction in the Kobe 11 EM is phenomenal
The Kobe 11 uses a full length Lunarlon drop in insole with a large Nike Zoom Air unit in the heel. The Lunarlon tapers down in the forefoot for improved court feel. The heel will be firmness than forefoot , it is will improved the impact protection . Feet will feeling the the soft and bounce . It is perfect for runner player . There are no stock in if you jumping , otherwise it is will be active .
Full length of Lunarlon has a tendency to feel dead after a while, and drop in midsoles are also not an ideal setup. The cushion in both shoes have their flaws, but the Sole Brothers give the win to the Kobe 11 Elite, simply because of that nice Zoom unit in the heel.
The cushion in the EM was pretty nice, but not something to love. It is up to your choose .
3, Super grip
The woven is very shallow in the sole . I thought it would be slip if player wear it , but it is suprise me that super grip . But it is very easy to collect clay when we play outdoor court .
A few color ways of the Kobe 11 Elite feature a solid rubber outsole that we hear performs very well
Overall , The Kobe 11 is ventilation ,durability ,and aesthetics , it is take win the durability category, but the shoes fit true to size but they are quite narrow, so if you have a wide foot, this is probably not a good shoe for you.