Nike unveils latest signature shoe for Kobe Bryant, the Kobe X (PHOTOS)

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Kobe Bryant underwent successful shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff this past week, which is expected to sideline him for not only the rest of this season, but for a total of nine months.

That didn’t stop the folks at Nike from unveiling Bryant’s latest signature sneaker right on schedule.

The Kobe X returns to a low-top silhouette in the initial offering, and the first colorway, 5 AM Flight, takes inspiration from Bryant’s 40-foot, early morning leap from a diving platform in August 2013 as he recovered from Achilles surgery.

The Kobe X 5 AM Flight and coordinated apparel is available globally at nike.com and select retail locations on Feb. 7.  The remaining four colorways of the Kobe X will be introduced in the coming weeks.

Check out all of the official photos in the gallery below.