Los Angeles, California -- After Kobe's Achilles tendon injury, Nike has gone from Low Tops to High Tops in designing the new Kobe 9 Basketball Sneakers.
Nike incorporated the Flyknit Technology in designing the Kobe 9. It brings superior lightweight strength to the shoe of one of the game’s greatest players.
The pure Flyknit upper provides superior lightweight performance by integrating high breathability (ventilation), stretchability and support where it’s needed the most.
The shoe is built for superior lightweight performance. The Kobe 9 Elite is the first basketball shoe created using Nike lightweght Flyknit technology for better movement and foot support.
The lightweight but strong Flywire technology was also present in the shoe. It's a dynamic Flywire for lockdown support through the midfoot. It's dynamic because its cables loosen and tighten with the natural motion of the foot.
The shoe designers reverted back to a higher cut for the first time since his third signature shoe in 2007, the Kobe 9 Elite has the feel of a low-top with the support of a mid-top.
The innovative design of the Kobe 9 Elite enhances the foot’s natural movements while providing Kobe with strength, durability and speed.
The carbon fiber heel counter provides strong and lightweight lateral stability when moving from side to side, while the heel remains stable.
The Kobe 9 Elite outsole is based on the pressure map of Kobe’s foot, creating a beautiful pattern while providing traction on court.No more herringbone pattern, hello Anatomical outsole pattern.
The Kobe 9 Elite ‘Masterpiece’ colorway will be available globally including the Philippines on February 8, 2014.
Kobe 9 on court look: