Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low ‘University Red’

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low ‘University Red’

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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.

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Available 9/13: Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low ‘University Red’

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Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low ‘Hyper Grape’

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low ‘Hyper Grape’

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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’

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