Inspired by Kobe Bryant’s storied, even legendary career with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Inspiration releases Saturday, March 1. Today — official photos, round two.
The shoe’s solid overlays sport a sort of marbled grey print, set against Flyknit construction that blends yellows and oranges with starkly contrasting black. Silver pops on the Swoosh, the usual black on the carbon fiber piecing, and the signature ankle-sutures go bright red.
Being that the shoe is informed by the blood, sweat and tears that Kobe has shed for the Lakers, it’s only fitting that this is the colorway he’ll lace up when he returns to the court this season.
Nike Kobe 9 Elite
Style #: 630847-004
1 March 2014