words // Brandon Richard
images // Tyler Berry
With eyes on innovation, Kobe Bryant and Nike designer Eric Avar pieced together the Kobe 9 Elite Low, described by some as Bryant’s most innovative signature shoe to date. The shoe features three of Nike’s leading technologies — Flyknit, Flywire and Lunarlon — in a lightweight, low-cut package that performs equally on indoor and outdoor surfaces.
Various colorways of the Kobe 9 Elite Low are inspired by Bryant’s personal muses to life. This ‘University Red’ style is linked to his affinity for pop music and its ability to transcend the decades, with artists, songs and dance moves that stand the test of time. Would this particular muse happen to be a glowing-eyed ghoul from the most iconic music video of all-time?
These Nike basketball shoes will be available at Eastbay for $200 this Saturday, September 13 at 8:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. PST. Follow @Eastbay on Twitter and @OfficialEastbay on Instagram for all release information and updates.