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.
Nike Kobe 9
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.
Nike Kobe 9 Colorways
Nike Kobe 9 NSW Lifestyle
For the second straight year, Nike Sportswear created NSW versions of the latest Nike Kobe sihloutte. For the Nike Kobe 9 NSW Lifestyle, the shoe sports a simplified upper reminiscent of the Nike Kobe 9 on court version with a lower profile casual outsole.
Nike Kobe 9 News
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.
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.
Moving forward from the “Masterpiece” launch, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Inspiration” is coming soon. The Flyknit featured upper relies on hues of yellow and black, backed by anthracite trim. Carbon Fiber support and Lunarlon cushioning also equip this technical juggernaut, slated to lace Kobe in his return to the hardwood. Look for the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Inspiration” to release at Nike on March 1st.
Game recognize game, and Kobe Bryant has never been an exception. A student of an array of greats in a number of arenas, Kobe’s never been afraid to emulate the legends but also pave his own lane. The recently released Nike Kobe 9 sees the Black Mamba walking the walk once again, offering a breakthrough design that is both a visual oddity and progressive on the performance front.
Anytime Kobe Bryant and Eric Avar link up, the climate of the sneaker culture changes. Scheduled to heat things up this Saturday, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece” approaches its retail release. To add excitement the day before the drop, Nike and Avar have dropped off nine details to better decode the new Kobes. From its “Chaos” colorway inspiration to its court feel emphasis to its one-of-one Flywire styling, school up on the “Masterpiece” release over at Nike, Inc.