A Closer Look at the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece”

Okay, Here. We. Go. Hypebeast has done another set of “A Closer Look…” this time the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece”. These Kobe’s is going to be the much-anticipated shoe of the year, releasing next month Feb 8th. Designed with Kobe’s tech insights and design inspirations, the KOBE 9 Elite features three key technologies: Nike Flyknit, Flywire and Lunarlon – superior lightweight performance. These KOBE 9s uses the intriguing visual patterns allowed by Nike Flyknit to create a piece of art on the upper, nine red embroidered details on the heel give a nod to Kobe’s Achilles sutures. The design on the outsole is based on the pressure mapping of Kobe’s own foot, creating a beautiful pattern while providing traction on court. Check out the photos below.