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.
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 Elite “Team"
Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low
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.
Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM
Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM
Nike Kobe 9 Low EM
The EM low version of the Kobe 9 employs an Engineered Mesh upper keeps things lightweight and breathable, while a Lunarlon outsole offers an ultra-soft, responsive ride.
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
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.
Ever wonder just how strong Nike’s Flyknit fibers are? Well, the Swoosh put their state-of-the-art strings on duty and display for Milan Design Week, propping up an aero-static dome at the world premiere of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM. Anchored by nine glass capsules, the inflated dirigible is held down by interconnected webs of Flyknit, with the capsules containing the latest Kobe Bryant sig. Check out the installation in the photos below, and drop your thoughts on the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM in the comment section.
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.
Undeniably innovative, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite is arguably the most revolutionary basketball sneaker to ever release. In fact, the Kobe 9 Elite boasts three key Nike technologies: Nike Flyknit, Flywire and Lunarlon. The combination of these technologies creates a sneaker with supreme lockdown, fit and responsiveness that delivers superior cushioning and on-court performance. Designed for Kobe Bryant, this new, elite signature aimed high in order to protect the NBA’s deadliest weapon upon returning from a ruptured achilles tendon. Although the Black Mamba injured his knee before the official debut of the Kobe 9 Elite, many players around the NBA have taken the opportunity to lace up Kobe’s ninth Swoosh signature. After receiving rave reviews from almost every in-game wearer of the Kobe 9 Elite, we have decided to spotlight the futuristic signature’s current retail run. Browse our look back at the brief history of the Kobe 9 Elite, and be sure to let us know which colorway is your current favorite by casting your vote in the poll on the last page.
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.