Despite Kobe Bryant not being on the court to showcase his new kicks, the Nike Kobe X is one of the most celebrated performance silhouettes to hit retail this season. The latest colorway to be unveiled by Nike is the “Silk” edition, inspired by Kobe’s connection to Europe and Asia, and the┬átranscontinental Silk Road.

Kobe grew up in Italy and has traveled all over the globe throughout his life and career, and his new colorway draws inspiration from that with orange and burgundy tones like the silk tapestries from the 1st century. No matter what the backstory is, these are undeniably hot. You can cop the “Silk” Kobe Xs at nike.com starting on March 21.

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