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.