A Closer Look: Kobe 9 Inspire

Released last week March 1st, 2014, we take a closer look at the Kobe 9 Inspire. The KOBE 9 Elite combines deep design innovation with personal storytelling that reflects Kobe Bryant’s muses on and off court.

About the Kobe 9 “Inspire”Since first arriving to Los Angeles for his 1996 rookie season, Bryant has bled purple and gold. Five championships during his illustrious career in Los Angeles reflect his commitment.

REMIUM PERFORMANCEThe KOBE 9 Elite features three key technologies: Flyknit, Flywire and Lunarlon, giving the shoe superior lightweight performance. Designer Eric Avar’s goal was to enhance the foot’s natural movements while providing strength, durability and speed.

Flyknit defies conventional shoe manufacturing processes by creating a one-piece engineered upper made from single strands of yarn. Lightweight yet incredibly strong, it comes to basketball for the first time in the KOBE 9 Elite. And due to manufacturing advancements made with Flyknit, the weight on the KOBE 9 Elite upper has been reduced by nearly 50% compared to traditional high-top basketball shoes.

PERSONAL STORYTELLINGPart of the ‘Triple Threat’ Elite Colorways the three new colors tell stories behind Bryant’s inspirational muses including art, culture and Los Angeles.

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