Though this colorway has no official ties with the school, it has been slapped with “Duke” nickname due to similarities with Kobe shoes that have represented the Blue Devils in the past. Bryant, of course, would have attended Duke had he not chosen to declare NBA eligibility straight out of high school and maintains a close relationship with Coach K until this very day. As Kobe likes to say, it all worked out for the best, but we still get these royal blue Kobe colorways as a constant reminder.
Making use of a varsity royal blue polyurethane snake-textured upper, the shoe is helped by black suede toward the heel, and mesh on the tongue. White takes care of branding on the tongue and side panels, as well as the Zoom-cushioned midsole. Finishing up below is a royal blue translucent outsole.