No one wants any of their sneakers stolen, but as the newest innovation from Nike Basketball and with a $225 price tag, you definitely don’t want anyone stealing your Kobe 9s. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happens to Jon Hundreds’ Nike Kobe 9 “Perspective” in his latest scene. Check out the comical video here, and get a full look at Jon’s personal 3,000+ pair collection in our Sneak Peek here.
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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Feeling blue? The Nike Kobe 9 Elite puts the azul mood into “Perspective” literally and figuratively, tapping from the work of Pablo Picasso during Kobe’s break from basketball. Flywire in composition and super-high in cut, this special edition colorway carries a neon turquoise tones all over the upper, amplified by volt branding and brush stroke styling. Get a look at the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Perspective” via Yamaotoko below and expect these to launch on March 8th at Nike.
Kobe Bryant is a masterful performer, but what if his latest masterpiece wasn’t the Nike Kobe 9 Elite? Foot Locker explores an alternate side of Kobe in their latest spot, with the Black Mamba positioned as a master piano craftsman rather than an on-court master. Check out the video above, and keep Foot Locker bookmarked for all of your Kobe Bryant footwear and sportswear needs.
Featured prominently on the last Nike LeBron 11 to release, “Diffused Jade” has made its way to the Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 4. Doused in diffused jade, electric green and light loden, this version of the Venomenon is both court-equipped and street smart. Set to land at retailers on this release-heavy Saturday, March 1st, the “Diffused Jade” Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 4, will be available for $120.
Ever wondered what the Nike Kobe 9 Elite from the “NOLA Gumbo League” collection would look like infused with some glow-in-the-dark hits? Chef of GourmetKickz took to remixing the Black Mamba’s newest signature, leaving the high-top kick’s aesthetic seemingly as-is and disguising the lights-off switch-up. Check the custom out in the photos below, and drop your thoughts on this Kobe 9 rendition in the comments section.
More Michelangelo than Michael Jordan, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Detail” is a sculpture of a sneaker. A marbleized aesthetic pays tribute to the fellow legend of Italian roots, placing the roundball renaissance man on a pedestal all his own. Grey, black and white tones take over this upcoming Nike Kobe 9 release, slated to launch online at Nike on March 22nd.
Just want a Picasso? The Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Perspective” pays tribute to Spanish artist’s blue period rather than that of the Hov hue, draping the Flywire frame in turquoise. Much like Kobe on the court, Pablo’s skill set was more than just painting on canvas, excelling in the likes of sculpting, ceramics and printmaking. Add to your gallery or game, casa or castle, by picking up the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Perspective” on March 8th at Nike.
Quite the rarity, the Nike Kobe 8 has been spotted in a second “Black History Month” colorway. Sporting a printed upper similiar to its counterpart, this year’s purple and gold motif is opted for, with violet marking its territory on the upper in varying shades. Metallic gold is worked into the equation, lighting things up on the Swoosh and heel counter, while also featured via speckles on the midsole. Completing the kick in grand fashion, an opaque outsole is seen also in violet. Check it out for yourself in the embedded Instagram video (courtesy of @realpromotagged) below, and let us know how this one stacks up against the original Kobe 8 “BHM.”