Following the shoe’s official unveiling yesterday, today we get another look at the technological marvel that is the Nike Kobe 9 Elite, one of the most innovative and advanced basketball models of all time.
You can read extensively about the Kobe 9 here — there’s a ton of tech incorporated into the shoe, covered in detail in that link — but as a quick refresher, the hightop Kobe 9 is the first non-lowtop in the Kobe franchise since the IV, though it was designed to perform like a low while complementing the foot’s natural motion. Flyknit construction and Flywire reinforcement continue the “natural motion” design ethos, while a drop-in Lunarlon unit and revamped, anatomical outsole deliver superlative cushioning and unrivaled court-feel.
The first colorway of the shoe, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Masterpiece releases February 8 worldwide. Further details as they develop.