January 29, 2014 BY Aaron Hope / 16
It’s something to which we’ve become accustomed in recent years and now we have visual proof that Kobe Bryant’s newest Nike Basketball signature will be like both its predecessors and its contemporaries in offering kids sizes for selected colorways. Here’s our first look at a Nike Kobe 9 Elite GS, which also seems to be the first time Flyknit has been made available for those smaller feet. The kids edition of the ‘Perspective’ colorway shows us that these pairs don’t rise quite as high on the ankle as the mens, though the tongue is still pronounced beyond the majority of boys’ basketball shoes this season. Click in to see more and stick with Sneaker News to find out which pairs get the GS treatment, and when, because as of the now the mens version of the “Perspective” is March 8th.
@sneakernews looks a lot better, more of a traditional hi-top look.
This is a completely different shoe, Im gona have to see what the All Stars look like in gs be for I decide to buy my 1st ever kobe shoe.
One day people will realize, nike doesnt care what u think of the shoe or how it looks with your jeans lol, they care about performance and the comfort of the player the shoe is for.
@kicks67 I would assume you haven't worn a pair of flyknits then.
The technology is worth the price for sure.
@AarenJohnson a whole new low to details left off of GS sizing.
@DonReadyRay i feel you but i disagree Because as consumers we buy/ spend the money they use to cater to these athletes + R&D. The athletes who they use to help sell these shoes ugly or not to us the consumer. The athletes get paid with our money.
@illustrain @kicks67 I was saying this because of the price. Not everyone can afford some two hundred dollar kicks for basketball. I got some fly knit frees and i do agree they feel great but it doesnt give me any idea about how it would translate in to a basketball shoe. They make me want to run because the cushoning and the way it promotes forward motion but laterally it wouldnt work for a ball.
@kicks67 100% true, they have to care to a limit, no consumer=no money. Problem is the consumer now a days does not know how much power we really hold as one. So pretty much the producer has a strong hold on us an riding our a** to the bank.
@LUX09NC true words. MESSAGE!