Kobe Bryant has unfortunately been spending an extra amount of time off the court while recovering from injury, and the casual rendition of his ninth signature sneaker has allowed him to lay low in style. With multiple colorways already on the market, the Nike Kobe 9 NSW Lifestyle has proven to be a popular off-court alternative to his high-top hoop shoe. A brand new colorway of the NSW Kobe 9 has now popped up in an upper-end style code for the Summer. This makeup uses a white tumbled leather upper on top of a marble midsole, detailed with new slate pops on the neoprene tongue and heel, as well as on the forefoot of the outsole. Get a closer look in at the luxurious model below, and order up a pair today from Caliroots.
Since joining Nike in 2004, Kobe has enjoyed a series of great shoes as well as even better Kobe shoes the Zoom Kobe line. Nike Basketball and Kobe Bryant, with the design work of Eric Avar, turned the basketball and sneaker community on its head in 2008 with the unveiling of the Nike Zoom Kobe IV - the first low top shoe in Kobe Bryant's signature line.
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The re-engineered version of the Black Mamba’s ninth signature sneaker is fired up to create the Nike Kobe 9 EM “Laser Crimson”. Swapping out the Flyknit upper from the Kobe 9 Elite, this simplified low-top rendition uses engineered mesh for a body that is still lightweight and filled with color. A bold laser crimson base is painted with a graphic design all over, riding on a black midsole and wavy ice blue outsole. Detailing on this Kobe 9 EM comes in the for of Kobe Bryant’s number 24 on the upper, a speckled midsole and a popping silver Swoosh. This slithering silhouette has already sold out at select retailers like End., but stay tuned to Nice Kicks for further release information.
On April 12th, the Nike Basketball Elite Series “Team” Collection launches at Nike retailers across the country. While the LeBron 11 Elite and KD VI Elite from the pack certainly turn heads, the high-cut, Lakers-themed Nike Kobe 9 Elite manages to stand out from the crowd. See what the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Team” looks like when laced up and paired with different pants and shorts in our latest On-Foot Look, and head to shopnicekicks.com tomorrow at 12pm CDT to pick up your pair for $225.
Kobe 9 releases have been rapid-fire as of late, and there are no signs that Nike is intent on slowing down, as the original Elite version of the sneaker is brought down to earth as a low top. Kobe Bryant’s latest signature kick boots the heightened ankle and achilles support systems in favor of a more casual outlook, while managing to keep its Flyknit, Dynamic Flywire and Lunarlon in place. Four HTM colorways of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low are set to kick off the silhouette, with the collection pegged to land exclusively at Nike Stadium Milano and Excelsior in Milan starting today, April 8.
Los Angeles since day one, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Team” sees Jelly Bean Jr. showing love to his franchise. Purple and yellow pop on the Flyknit featuring silo, backed by carbon fiber support and Lunarlon cushioning. A metalic sidewall adds to the appeal of this upcoming release, captured beautifully in photos by Kuan-Yu Chen from Hypebeast. Get a detailed look at the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Team” before they release this Saturday in the shots below.