Nike Kobe 9 Elite Officially Unveiled

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After great anticipation, the Nike Kobe 9 has officially been unveiled by Nike Basketball. Kobe Bryant’s ninth Swoosh signature is a high-top sneaker that wraps the ankle and features three key Nike technologies: Nike Flyknit, Flywire and Lunarlon. First used in running shoes, the Kobe 9 features Flyknit that is made from single strands of yarn to move with your foot. Nike Basketball‘s patented Flywire locks down the midfoot, and Lunarlon provides responsive cushioning. A carbon fiber heel counter gives the shoe stability, and a pressure mapping designed rubber outsole mimics the natural contours of the foot to finish off the most innovative basketball sneaker to date. Tell us what you think of the KB 9’s daring design in the comment section at the bottom of the page, and prepare yourself for the February 8th release date of the inaugural colorway, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece” for $225.

Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece”

February 8, 2014
$225

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232 Comments on "Nike Kobe 9 Elite Officially Unveiled"

  1. YellowingSucks

    These are too dope for words. I knew this line was going to come in and save the day from those other two lame signatures (imo). Expected nothing less though, they’re always pushing the boundaries with this line.

  2. sneakerphile42

    Can’t wait to see the low top version. I’m definitely interested in how the tech in this shoe will help on the court. Very nice

  3. Wilber Solis

    Uuuuhhhhh their different you can say … Not a fan of Kobe shoes tho ima stick to my j’s and air forces

  4. MikeGutierrez

    sorry i know these are made for his achilles (clearly), but the low tops are where it’s at. no more high tops, why couldn’t they make a shoe just for him and keep the low tops for the rest of us!!!

  5. MikeGutierrez

    sorry i know these are made for his achilles (clearly), but the low tops are where it’s at. no more high tops, why couldn’t they make a shoe just for him and keep the low tops for the rest of us!!!

  6. YellowingSucks

    That’s like asking why don’t they make high top versions of every low top shoe. It’s not a very productive venture and a slippery slope.

  7. Dmitriy Zimin

    Please keep makin the 8s. Well this is probably the reason they are making the kobes retros since these don’t look good. Everyone wants the other ones

  8. Dmitriy Zimin

    Please keep makin the 8s. Well this is probably the reason they are making the kobes retros since these don’t look good. Everyone wants the other ones

  9. MikeGutierrez

    YellowingSucks no it’s not. Kobe needs that shoe. So why can’t Nike make a shoe specifically for his needs as they do with countless other apparel items for other athletes instead of subjecting the masses to this hideous boxing shoe?

  10. YellowingSucks

    The same can be said about any and signature shoe because they’re all made to the needs and specifications of the athlete they’re for. They release them and the people who want them buy and the beat goes on whether you like it or not.

  11. ChristopherRayGonzalez

    Everybody complained about bringing hightops back..Well, behold. These arent
    That bad. They look similar to the hyperdunks. If you dont like them, which many will not, buy the
    Prelude Collection. The 1’s and 2’s are smooth.

  12. VincentTheGovna

    Id like to run around in them, but I’m not wearing these with no shorts… they come up to your calf

  13. DanielSavage

    CarvisRussell 
    I’d imagine they’d look as terrible as they look in the pics on this site….only with jeans.

  14. Jay Herdman

    that weird navajo carpet-looking inspired detailing around the toe box looks better in the dark…an now i’m thinkin how to rock these?!

  15. Sharod Taylor

    I love the concept, but that price point. If indeed this is the Elite, and no Zoom Air? Not feeling that. At least make the base model Lunarlon, and the Elite “Zoom” based as before. -_-

  16. Jerome Jamal Clement Ruhi

    As much as i dont like him these are pretty sick Ryan Ruhi Johnny Ferguson-Ruhi Trey Jermaine Ferguson

  17. YellowingSucks

    Bulky ass LeBrons need to go back to the 90s. Kobe line is always different and always performs better. Just ask half of the NBA that’s wearing the kobe 8’s. LeBron wasn’t even wearing his 11s this year. That says it all.

  18. Manesh De Silva

    They look ok. I doubt they will be as comfortable as the XX8 but this is to secure his ankle so go for it.

  19. Paul-Michael Van Hook

    I kind of like these, but how much are they going to cost? They are absolutely nuts in terms of materials. What do you all think? $250?

  20. Charlene Boone-Hudson

    Boo to you Shawn Hall but I like them. We’ll agree to have a difference of opinion on these. ?

  21. Jarod Brown

    Next to MJ, LBJ owns the shoe game amongst active athletes! Kobe’s sneaker game has and will always be mediocre! If it weren’t for his celebrity he wouldn’t sell a pair. IJS

  22. Jarod Brown

    Next to MJ, LBJ owns the shoe game amongst active athletes! Kobe’s sneaker game has and will always be mediocre! If it weren’t for his celebrity he wouldn’t sell a pair. IJS

  23. BranMan_LRG

    The shoe is a little different than I expected but I’m sure it’s comfortable and the cw’s are about to get real sick. #KB24 #Laker4Life

  24. Senor_K_Rod

    Funny how they say they used Flyknit to cut down on labor costs and make a cheaper shoe, but it costs $225…really Nike? I know its the “Elite” version, but come on. These look like trash too, but I bet they hoop nice

  25. Senor_K_Rod Meanwhile in jordan brand land…where there’s no quality material close to flyknit…but people will still pay $225 for the Air Jordan V 3lab5 or be willing to spend $180 on the Gammas. 
    Sneakerheads are a silly bunch.
    Oh and arent the other elite shoes like $250? Juuuuuust saying Captain.

  26. Senor_K_Rod

    Just_A_Person Senor_K_Rod My point was they said they used the materials to make the shoe cheaper, but its still $225. Doesn’t seem much cheaper to me Captain…And I could care less about these young idiots buying Jordans now. That’s why they put out crap, because they’re going to buy it anyway. Everybody has to have the “newest” thing just to fit in.

  27. dclownprince101

    Brilliant move on Nike. Lower costs, but charge idiots more which means larger profit. Kudos for coming out with something different, but I’m done with nike and these high prices

  28. Senor_K_Rod

    dclownprince101 Yea they know exactly what they’re doing. Up the price $20 each year, and nobody will think twice. Even the KD, which started as the cheapest signature shoe from nike, is slowly creeping up there. Its a damn shame

  29. AlecSecord

    disagree times a million. What the Kobe 7s? Grinch 6s? The upcoming pack? Kobe 8 EXT? Kobe 7 and 8 Galaxy? If you don’t like any of those you are nothing more than a hater

  30. YellowingSucks

    You are crazy. Kobes shoes sell because of how well they perform. No matter how you feel about them esthetically they are the go – to shoes for the players. The kobe 8 is still outselling and performing those feet killing LeBron 11s that he wasn’t even wearing the start of the year.

  31. AlexBraxtonLyons

    The only reason I can really think of for them to make a shoe like this is: 1. because Kobe tore his Achilles tendon and needs as much support as possible or, 2. so they can make a low-top version of the shoe and make more money…

  32. LyndaKBeal

    up to I saw the receipt 4 $7821, I didn’t believe that…my… mother in law was like realie bringing home money part-time from there new laptop.. there aunt started doing this for only twenty two months and just now cleard the dept on there place and purchased Aston Martin DB5. find out here now http://www.jobs59.com/

  33. Sexual_Chocolate

    YellowingSucks  You’re dead wrong LBJ pulled 300 million on sales, followed by KD at 115-150 and Kobe was at 50 mil.  Get your google on, don’t put personal feelings in with stats.   That said, I rock the #$%^ out of the kobe 8’s on court, but I buy basketball shoes to hoop in, not fashion.

  34. YellowingSucks

    Your last sentence was my whole point…. -_- They play better on court(LeBron would agree). That’s why half of the NBA is wearing Kobe 8s on any given night.

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