December 5, 2020

The shoe features crafted details, like a leather patch on the right heel printed with a philosophy that Avar and Bryant share: “I see beauty in the struggle.” Similar to climbers scaling El Capitan and gazing at Yosemite’s beauty from 8,000 feet above the ground, both Bryant and Avar have overcome significant life challenges, tested themselves and remained resilient.

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According to Avar and Nike, the shoe’s blue hues represent the sky and water seen from the California summit, while the taupe collar lining and outsole mimic the textured granite formation below.  The vibrant sock liner graphic also nods to the multicolor pattern associated with Yosemite.

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For a little more about Nike, the kicks and how the collab came to be, hear it from the Mamba himself!

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