Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low Will Retail For $200
The Kobe 9 Elite Low will retail for $200 – $25 less than the high-top counterpart. The shoes already released in very limited numbers some time ago, but wider releases are promised in the coming months – July 12th for the “Michael Jackson” colorway and August 16th for the “Beethoven”. Both shoes are expected to sell out very quickly as response to their respective unveiling was widely positive, but let us remind you that there is indeed a third colorway in the works for September. Which of the two are you gunning for? Let us know in the comments below and give us your thoughts on the $200 price-tag.
Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low “Michael Jackson”
Color: Hyper Grape/White-Cave Purple
Style Code: 639045-515
Release Date: 07/12/14
Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low “Beethoven”
Color: White/Black-Wolf Grey
Style Code: 639045-101
Release Date: 08/16/14
Man i do like these but i cant break my self off anymore. Im going to have to Nancy Reagen and Just say no
they really taxing.....my god, not a fan of any kobe 9's except the all white elite high top jnts anyways ...so its cool, they wont get my money. thought the lows were going to be 160 though? werent they or am i tripping??
man, i am not hyping these up, but the kobe 9 are the best sneakers this year! i got the high and low em, im a try and get the purple one. but if you havent gotten a pair get the kobe 9s, you are missing out on the best and most comfortable shoe out!!!!!
I'm glad everyone hung up on the price I for 1 am not and will be copping both pairs shown so far and the 1 we don't know about in September will be copped to
People pay for low quality overpriced and outdated J's every Saturday but these cost too much? ok and don't tell me its nostalgic most people buying J's never watched a game they know him from Hanes commercials
Flyknits are retailed $160 and that's for running, these are flyknit material and meant for basketball.
man FUCK i wanted those purple ones too! nike, you are not getting that much out of me sorry try again
I have a pair of lows and they definately not worth 2bills don't kid ya self these kicks ain't worth it!
Every single time nike has put these hyper-grape shoes on nikeinc, or the release calendar, -it does not say Michael Jackson-. Stop the hype beasting ffs. They always say artists*, songs*, and dance moves*. Last time I checked, Michael Jackson wasn't multiple people, or the only artist to moonwalk (or even the first).
The kobe 9 low EM is $160, they're already out. (The em = engineered mesh). These are kobe 9 elite low (elite being flyknit)
@BlackMaGiC1o0 for the materials used it's a good deal. Flyknit air maxs retailed for 225, and the materials used on this shoe are arguably better then on the flyknit air maxs.
@DutchShaefer81 So you got a pair of elite lows?
So what get over it they calling them MJ's because Kobe himself said 1 of his upcoming shoes will have some inspiration from the king of pop hence the moonwalker bottom and the silver swoosh screams MJ all day
For the materials used, Nike is just setting their own prices. Every time they post anything on flyknit, they make sure to say it has less steps and materials used in it's production compared to creating an upper on a usual shoe. That and lunarlon is just a variation of foam (which does feel nice for your foot). The cost of making the shoe can't feasibly be over $100.
More than half of the time, MJ would be wearing black, or his red thriller jacket. If this is all about him, why is it purple? Prince was known for wearing purple, not MJ.