This is the rumored Nike Kobe 9 prototype sample. As you can see it somehow looks like the Kobe 1 due to the higher ankle support that it has. This shoe is a lot different to the low top shoes that he has had worn for the past 3-4 years.
By the way, a source told me that the designer of the Kobe 9 drew inspiration from the Nike Flyknit running shoe that Nike released in 2012.
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