Reflecting the oncoming twilight of Kobe’s playing days, the Black Mamba pack began with a solid-white Huarache 2K4 and near-white Kobe 1, and will finish with a gold-accented black Kobe 11. So the Nike Kobe 9 Black Mamba is nearly solid black — just about two shades lighter, in fact. A dark monochromatic grey cloaks every inch of the Flyknit upper, the leather tongue, even the carbon fiber midsole-shanks. That fashionable neutrality yields a cool understatement, while keeping focus on the Kobe 9 Elite’s game-changing design.
Pick up the Nike Kobe 9 Black Mamba at very select retailers today, including on the Nike SNKRS app. The app will distribute pairs using its “The Draw” method from 6pm to 7pm EDT.
Nike Kobe 9 FTB
11 April 2016