Nike has unveiled 3 new colourways for the Eric Avar designed shoe. Using some of Kobe’s inspirational muses, like art, culture and the city of LA, each new colourway utilizes one of the three aspects as its muse and here is the “Inspiration” Colourway.
Nike’s own words to describe the Inspiration colourway :
For over 18 years now, Kobe has bled purple and gold. The five championships during his illustrious career in Los Angeles reflect his commitment. Utilizing a unique take on the Lakers traditional colors, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Inspiration colorway will be worn by Bryant upon his return to the court.
The Kobe 9 features three patented Nike shoe technologies – Flyknit, Flywire and Lunarlon. All 3 innovations add up to providing the wearer optimum performance, comfort, and durability on and off the court. The Kobe 9′s construction is a total deviation from the conventions of shoe design. Nike claims that the overall structure of the shoes makes it 50% lighter than its modern high top counterparts.
Whenever the “Black Mamba” Kobe Bryant does makes his return to the court from injury, it will be in the Kobe 9 Elite Inspiration.