The “Black Mamba” is coming…

Nike recently revealed this new iteration of the Kobe 9 EXT, meant to embody the aesthetic and attitude of Kobe Bryant’s alter ego — the venomous Black Mamba.

It features a tonal upper, from top to bottom, styled in Black KRM featuring compression molded scales that flow on the vamp and quarter panel, mimicking the smooth pattern found on the Black Mamba.

The monotone design continues with premium black leather running down the heel and collar, while chrome inlays highlight a muted midsole to complete the look.

The Nike Kobe 9 EXT drops December 31st online and at select Nike Sportswear retailers.