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.
Taking the sihloutte down a notch, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM collection offers low-top editions of the Kobe 9 with Flyknit, Dynamic Flywire and Lunarlon still intact. Curated by legendary Nike brand members CEO Mark Parker, designer Tinker Hatfield, and cultural consultant Hiroski Fujiwara, the Nike Kobe 9 Low Elite delivers the same performance ability as the high-top version with more wearability.
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.