Avar who Nike footwear designer and longtime collaborator and team achieve this by integrating the lacing with the Flyknit upper. Pulling the laces up and out of the lace lock draws the structure together, creating a fluid system with the drop-in insole
The Flyknit upper incorporates a subtle circular pattern that was inspired by a lotus flower and represents rebirth. This graphic is formed as a mandala — balanced, harmonious and symmetrical. Other embellishments on the shoe include secret Kobe codes (a regular feature on his shoes).