words // Brandon Richard
images // Tyler Berry
Kobe Bryant’s most innovative signature shoe to date, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low features three leading technologies: Flyknit, Flywire and Lunarlon. Flyknit provides a lightweight, breathable upper, while Flywire gives the wearer a lockdown fit.
This colorway is inspired by Bryant’s passion for the artistry of music and its ability to move people. The purple upper pays homage to pop music, and a moon surface graphic on the outsole is a direct nod to the genre’s king.
These Nike basketball shoes release at Eastbay for $200 this Saturday, July 12 at 8:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. CST.
Available 7/12: Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low ‘Hyper Grape’