Kobe 9


Nike Kobe 9 GS Volt/Midnight Navy

Sneaker enthusiasts with smaller feet get lucky again with the Nike Kobe 9 GS Volt/Midnight Navy. This grade school-sized Nike Kobe 9 drops the top, similar to the men's EM version, and is struck with a vivid color combination for a playful play on the Black Mamba's latest. A volt mesh upper houses a midnight navy Swoosh that matched the midsole and mudguard, while pink pops on the tongue and sole. Orange Flywire eyelets and wolf grey laces finish off this kid's Kobe. Do you wish this was a larger look? Drop a comment in the feedback space below, and scoop a pair regardless directly from Nike.
Kobe 9 Elite Hero

Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Hero” Detailed Images

Kobe Bryant is going to have to be heroic next season when he tries to get his Los Angeles Lakers back into playoff contention, but the "Hero" makeup of his ninth signature sneaker is already on the way. The Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Hero" is part of the "Hero" Collection, which pairs the Black Mamba with fellow Swoosh superstars LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Mirroring the makeup of former "Draft Day" Kobes, which are dressed in Charlotte Hornets tones to pay homage to the original team that drafted him, this "Hero" Kobe 9 Elite uses the same purple and turquoise color combination. Threaded with a wolf grey base, hints of yellow are also stitched in, along with the black carbon fiber plate. Get a detailed look at the refreshing makeup below, and call on this hero when it releases May 9th at select Nike Basketball retailers.

A Visual Breakdown of the Nike Kobe 9 “Philippines”

If you've ever wondered where sneaker inspirations come, or how a whole story is integrated into a simple design, keep reading. Locker Room Legends believes that there is no better way of communicating something's value than sharing its aesthetic conceptual origins. The core of the Nike Kobe 9 "Philippines" is the latest subject of their Visual Breakdown series, where they reveal the entire story behind different makes and models. The country's fanatical love for the game is told through the sneaker, and now they go into the designer's mind and explain how the inspiration came about and how random facets of Filipino life tell a compelling story. Get a visual preview below, then jump to LRL to read about the DNA of the latest Nike Kobe 9.

Jon Hundreds Goes on the Hunt for His Nike Kobe 9s

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.
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Video: Nike Kobe 9 Elite – Support

Kobe Bryant's newest signature sneaker, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite, is the first basketball sneaker to incorporate Flyknit for the hardwood. Although the threaded upper was originally created to increase mobility and provide a sock-like fit, Nike insists that it is as strong as anything when it comes to support. Tightly wound, the Kobe 9's one-piece upper provides lightweight strength in the forefoot for maximum performance. Watch the video above that shows the Black Mamba in action raising and coming down from a jumper in the Nike Kobe 9 Elite, and tell us what you think the support of the model will be like when they release for the first time February 8th for $225.