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words // Brandon Richard

The ‘Perspective’ Nike Kobe 9 Elite is inspired by the three year stretch between 1901 and 1904 during which Pablo Picasso painted monochromatic pieces in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed up by other colors. He also showed creative versatility with his sculpting, ceramics and prints, similar to how Kobe Bryant has reinvented his game throughout the years.

Featuring Flyknit construction, a turquoise upper is infused with volt pops and a graphic print along the sides. Other performance tech includes a sandwich mesh tongue for enhanced ventilation, plush foam around the heel and ankle, a carbon fiber counter and springy, Lunarlon cushioning.

Pick up a pair of these Nike basketball shoes here for $225 this Saturday, March 8 at 8:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. CST. Follow @Eastbay on Twitter and @OfficialEastbay on Instagram for all release information and updates.

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