Nike Kobe 9 Elite 'Team Collection' (2)

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.

These Nike basketball shoes release here for $225 today 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.

Available 4/12: Nike Kobe 9 Elite ‘Team Collection’

Nike Kobe 9 Elite 'Team Collection' (1)

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Nike Kobe 9 Elite 'Team Collection' (4)