Nike Releases Two Exclusive KOBE 9 Elite Colorways In NYC

By Jay Casteel  |  01/26/2014

Nike celebrates the global launch of the KOBE 9 Elite with the release of two additional colorways -- Black/Volt-White, and Black/Silver Reflective-Grey.

The new signature shoe of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant harnesses the lightweight strength of Nike's Flyknit, making it the first basketball to use the technology. The one-piece Flyknit upper is constructed from strands of special yarn that essentially, notes designer Eric Avar, "act as a second skin for Kobe, engineered much like the design of a spider web."

Both KOBE 9 Elite limited edition colorways release Sunday (Jan. 26) at 21 Mercer and Dover Street Market New York. The Kobe 9 Elite Masterpiece drops Feb. 8 on and select global locations.