January 25th, 2014 by Brendan Dunne / 27
The Nike Kobe 9 Elite NRG pairs shown here will be releasing exclusively at 21 Mercer and Dover Street Market in NYC. The sneakers will be up for grabs via an in-store only raffle that begins tomorrow, January 26th. The colorways include a white/volt/black that reminds us of plenty of previous Flyknit releases and a slightly more standard looking white/black with some reflective touches. Winners from the raffle will be contacted on Sunday, February 2nd, which suggests that these might be the first Kobe 9 Elites to make it into the wild. Continue reading for the official word on them and then tell us in the comments which of the various Kobe 9 Elites that we showed you today you’re feeling most.
Source: Nike INC
Using the power of color to commemorate the arrival of one of Nike’s most groundbreaking basketball innovations to date, Nike celebrates the global launch of the KOBE 9 Elite with the release of two additional colorways. The exclusive KOBE 9 Elite in Black, Volt and White, and Black, Silver Reflective, and Grey, will be available in limited quantities in New York City.
Harnessing the pioneering lightweight strength of Flyknit, Nike and Kobe Bryant introduce the game-changing KOBE 9 Elite. The first basketball shoe to utilize Flyknit, the KOBE 9 Elite redefines the look and performance of the sport’s footwear bringing unprecedented power, strength, and flexibility to one of the game’s greatest players.
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 debut on Jan. 26 and will be available exclusively at 21 Mercer and Dover Street Market New York. The Kobe 9 Elite Masterpiece drops Feb. 8 on Nike.com and select global locations.
this cw better come in the flyknit mid.. would prefer the home concord thou..nice cw..the high is just not for me!
So who is in NYC that wants to pick these up for me in a size 9 ill pay for the shoe and then a little extra for your trouble?
This is EXTREMELY lame and I'm getting pretty sick of how hard it's gotten to get ahold of Kobes with his Prelude Pack and now this. And I live in KS so there's no chance to get anything like this but why wouldn't you drop them in LA vs NY? Not to mention these probably would be pretty far down the list of colorways we've seen of the Elite 9 so far. Maybe even the worst 2, but because they're super exclusive the hype will get out of control and there's no chance. I went the entire year without missing a Kobe and I've missed the entire Prelude Pack and the What The Kobes?. It's becoming very frustrating.
@hrbomber1113 sucks for you prick
@npt no he's talking about kobe's 61 point record in there Melo beat that by one and got 62.
@saraleeI'm sure they had that event because the Lakers are playing the Knicks tonight.
@swagflyboy@hrbomber1113Well, hey....I seriously doubt having a life that you hate so much or is so boring that you have to randomly troll the internet and attempt to (VERY POORLY) hurt stranger's feelings is any better. As far as I know they won't be selling senses of humor, intelligence or a life at Flight Club in a couple of weeks...but if I was you I'd search eBay and the rest of the secondary market daily, if it's come to this point.