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Chaos Becomes Masterpiece: The Timeline of the Nike Kobe “Chaos”

January 7th, 2014 by | 39 comments

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Earlier today Nike Basketball gave its followers an added bit of Inside Access with an in-depth review of Colorway Inspirations. What it revealed was that moving forward, Nike would launch its most prized signature models with energetic colorways that bridge the gap from shoe to concept, spurning the basic, team-oriented flavors for later on in the timeline for visual arrangements that tell a much richer story. It was also revealed that the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece” is just another rendition of the “Chaos”, which was actually inspired by Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker from The Dark Knight.

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Nike Basketball Inside Access: Colorway Inspirations

January 7th, 2014 by | No comments

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Gone are the days when Nike would roll out a new signature shoe in a basic, team oriented colorway. Starting this year the minds over at Nike Basketball, led by Eugene Rogers, have changed their whole approach to the first out of the gate releases for their Big Three models, opting instead for energetic colorways that tell a deeper story. Need evidence? The KD 6 “Seat Pleasant”, LeBron 11 “King’s Pride”, and upcoming Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece” all embody this new way of thinking with respect to sneaker launches, with each of these memorable launches bridging the sneaker with personal story with ease and unforeseen creativity.  Continue reading for a glimpse at each as well as the official word on this approach from Nike Basketball, and let us know what other colorway storylines you’d like to see Nike delve deeper into as we prepare for more volumes of signature models.

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Will We See Kobe Bryant in the Kobe 9 Elite at the 2014 All-Star Game?

January 6th, 2014 by | 22 comments

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Will the Nike Kobe 9 Elite be on-court for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game? At this point Kobe Bryant is on track to make an appearance at the game; he’s currently got the second most votes in the West behind Kevin Durant, but his injured status means that he’s not necessarily a lock to be able to take part in the festivities this year. But if the Lakers living legend got back to form and decided to partake in the February festivities, would the Kobe 9 Elite be his sneaker of choice? The release date certainly suggests so as the shoes release just one week prior. Continue reading for another peek at the Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece” pair and stay tuned to Sneaker News to find out if the Mamba brings them with him to a possible 2014 All-Star Game appearance.

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Nike Kobe 9 Elite “The Masterpiece”

December 28th, 2013 by | 37 comments

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All the arty “Prelude Pack” Kobes will culminate in the release of the Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece”, a pair that will represent the pinnacle at this point of his Nike signature line. That pinnacle is also a literal one-this Elite version of the shoe extends higher up than the rest of his Nike Basketball designed models. But keep in mind that height isn’t one dictated by his injury from last season, as the designers in Beaverton work way ahead of schedule and this pair was already locked in at the time of that event. Continue reading to get a better grasp of the sneakers and watch for the Kobe 9 Elite to launch on February 8th, 2014.

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Nike Kobe 9 Elite – On-foot Images

December 19th, 2013 by | 48 comments

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Kobe certainly shook up the basketball sneaker market when he went low in 2008, but his upcoming signature release has got to be the most audacious of his whole career.  The Nike Kobe 9 Elite goes to a higher cut and then some, the first Flyknit hoop shoe utilizing an unprecedented silhouette with one very high cut tongue.  One piece of intrigue with this unorthodox design is how they’ll translate for streetwear purposes, and as you can see in more detail below, a proper cuff can be a good choice.  Stick with Sneaker News as we approach the ‘Masterpiece’ Kobe 9 Elite‘s February 8th drop and let us know where this ranks against the ‘Prelude Pack’ colorways that foreshadow its arrival.

Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece”
Style Code: 630847-001
Release Date: 02/08/14
Price: $220

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Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece” – Release Date

December 13th, 2013 by | 62 comments

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The Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece” release date is February 8th, 2014. Of course, if you were paying attention to our extensive Kobe 9 coverage on the day of that sneaker’s media launch then you’d already know that. It appears that the shoe will be limited to some extent, as the little bit of info out there on this upcoming release bills them as one pair per customer as far as Nikestore is concerned. Take another look at this Flyknit basketball shoe with us after the click and tell us in the comments if you’re looking forward to playing ball in this next generation Nike Kobe silhouette.

Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece”
Style Code:
Release Date:
Price: $220

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Kobe Bryant Practices in Nike Kobe 9 Elite

December 6th, 2013 by | 18 comments

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Good news: Kobe Bryant is back in practice. On top of that he’s out of the Kobe 8 and into the Kobe 9 Elite. Before this week’s big media launch (We trust you saw our extensive coverage of the events) Bryant was seen at the Lakers facility wearing the Nike Kobe 9 Elite-the colorway in question being a little bit more muted than that “Masterpiece” look. Could this one be coming to retail as well, or is it just one of those pre-retail blackout versions we’ve seen so many times before? Stay tuned with Sneaker News to find out the answer to that and take a full look at Kobe Bryant wearing the Kobe 9 after the click.

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