My thoughts.... There may be a low, but those mid pictures are bogus! That mid photo was actually a photo of the Kobe 9 elite Masterpiece kicks folded over or folded inside the shoe. The Kobe 9 elite is the regular version. Just like the Kobe 8 system, the word system is replaced with the word elite. Nike always does an elite series, yes I know this. The elite series normally drops right before playoffs and with his dropping feb. 8 I just don't see these being in the elite pack. Has anyone seen the box yet for these?