Nike basketball has finally unveiled the Kobe 9. It's not the low-top shoes that we've been accustomed to seeing over the years. It's now a high-top shoe. Its definitely a different style of shoe for Kobe Bryant. It looks to have aggressive ankle support. In the top picture, there are red line stitches. We're assuming those are for the stitches Kobe Bryant had while surgery was done to his Achilles. It looks light weight, and assume it is to give Kobe some good movement and stability. We shall see them soon enough on the court.
"The KOBE 9 Elite redefines the aesthetics and performance of a basketball shoe featuring leading technologies: Nike Flyknit, Flywire and Lunarlon." - NIKE BASKETBALL
Nike is also set to release the Kobe Prelude Pack. They will release Kobe 1-8 each Saturday, starting December 7th. They are definitely a nice collection of vintage Kobe's.