words // Brandon Richard
Originally launched at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles last December, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite represents Kobe Bryant’s most provocative sneaker design to date. In addition to being the first Nike basketball shoe to feature Flyknit, the Kobe 9 Elite is equipped with Lunarlon cushioning and Dynamic Flywire technology. The shoe’s ultra-lightweight design enables natural motion, while providing the lockdown support and responsiveness Kobe desires.
This ‘Team Collection’ version of the Kobe 9 Elite takes on the moniker of ‘Showtime,’ proudly displaying the Lakers’ famous purple and gold scheme. Wolf Grey handles various branding elements and the outsole.