Kobe 9 Elite Low “Hyper Grape”

By Jay Casteel  |  07/12/2014

Nike's Kobe 9 Elite Low returned Saturday (July 12) in this new "Hyper Grape" iteration.

The sneaker is the NBA star's most innovative to date, featuring the brand's three leading technologies: Flyknit, Flywire and Lunarlon -- helping make it lightweight and giving the wearer a dynamic fit.

This new Grape colorway is linked to Kobe's appreciation for various genres of music, from classical to pop, serving as its inspiration. The purple upper pays homage to pop music and includes a moon surface graphic on the outsole.

The Kobe 9 Elite Low "Hyper Grape" is available now at select retailers, such as Champs Sports and Footaction, for $200 USD; accompanied by matching Nike Elite Digital Ink Crew socks.