January 22, 2014 BY John Kim / 40
The first images of the Nike Kobe 9 Low emerge in a yellow/black/red colorway reminiscent of 2010’s “Bruce Lee” Kobe V. Unlike the Flyknit-based Kobe 9 Elite, the Kobe 9 Low makes use of Engineered Mesh with vents targeted near the midfoot as well as a fortified toe-box with Nike’s “tape” method. Some of the details that it shares with the Kobe 9 Elite is the new midsole design with the heavy use of carbon fiber, and the aesthetic add-on of the nine strikes on the heel (which represent the ninth signature model among other things). We’ll have release information for you once it develops, but check out this first look and stay tuned for more.
Nike Kobe 9 Low
Style Code: 646701-600
LOL! Nike is attempting to outdo Kobe VI Lightbulb Edition but this design is dead on arrival.
Kobe's retirement is in the horizon. After all is said and done, the greatest line of Kobe sneakers will be the VIs.
there will be different types of kobe 9 lows. a Flyknit version as well as a EM version. Most will prefer the Flyknit version while others will prefer the EM version. Both have potential.
The only two things that matter to me will be CW and Price...
They better to me then the highs for causal wear most definitely, not really feeling the heel with the strikes, like we don't know this is the ninth signature model lol
Where the fuck are the flyknit Lows that they were showing? These ain't shit. I'mma just be honest. A true step back for the line.
these joints is fire and butter. best ball shoes released this year. kobe, durant, curry, carmelos, cp3, lebron at the bottom he dont even like his own shoe lmao
the bad boys put lebrons 11 to shame. even lebron dont like the lebrons but yal stay on that n*gga d**ck because thats whay yal hypebeast do
I see SN is late to da show... These pix have been out fa over a week... But I like them. Elite & lower version... Wish they put fly knit on da low tops but nonetheless, very dope. Will be copped
there were probably the design for the kobe 9s before the kobe injury shouldve just started a james harden sig with these
These look like an afterthought. Maybe the plain colorway doesn't do them justice but I'm glad i got a bunch of 8s last year.
There's probably going to be a low fly knit and a mid fly knit...the first pics of the all black sample we're engineered mesh the fly knit mid and low will probably 180 to 200 bucks...the EM versions will probably be 150-160..if they dnt charge extra for the carbon fiber..or they will all be 200 bucks...either way they're nice they look like 8s though with more padding and a better midsole....but again it jsut might be the angle of the pic.
not bad! wanna see the flyknit mid-low version. want to see the other cw's but not bad at all. i am still not sold on the sole. i have the flyknit 1 running..great shoe but i hate rockin em outside. the high is nice but too much for me personally!
I was hoping to see the Flyknit incorporated on the lows, these look like an entirely different shoe.
these are serious, way better than the highs, first kobe shoe in a while that i approve of, last one was the 5s..
Better, the hi top are super ugly this ones are nice but if change the color are so much better in black ,blue or white.
@Sneeky the prelude 1's are by far the best kobe of all time.
@dopeman978 rlly bruh
Seriously. Nothing too big has been changing with the new Kobe models. Maybe they need a new Kobe designer. I was actually happy when I saw the highs. I said. "Finally! A different approach" lol
@qtbigwattsehh, not really to me, only thing similar is that they lowtop i think..8s looked more like indoor soccer shoes imo