There is nothing that sparks a flame in someone like a formidable opponent and Kobe Bryant found that fire in the Lower Merion High School rivals that he faced on the court. So it’s only right that his next Nike model be dedicated to the team he came up against back in the day because they helped shape the man he is today.

The Nike Kobe 10 Rivalry sports a colorway derived from the jersey of the Chester Clippers and it’s one of the classier tributes to a rival we’ve seen in a while. A laser orange and total orange flyknit upper with a tumbled gray toe blocks this version of the silhouette, which helps tell the tale of Kobe dropping 31 points during a semifinal match up to lead his Lower Merion Aces to the state title.

This is a very sporty shoe and can be considered as a show of good sportsmanship as well. You’ll be able to cop the Nike Kobe 10 Rivalry at select retailers on July 22 directly from Nike for $200 a pair.

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