when you hit the court, you want to make sure you look and perform the best, and to do so, you probably will want a pair of sophisticatedly engineered and crafted footwear such as the Nike KOBE 9 Elite Featuring Nike Flyknit. unveiled today at an event held at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, the Kobe 9 Elite is set to redefine the look and performance of a basketball shoe. the shoes is of course, design in collaboration with Kobe Bryant and features three of Nike’s proudest footwear technologies: Nike Flyknit, Flywire and Lunarlon. the result is a striking pair of basketball footwear that is lightweight, strong, durable and responsive to the wearer’s movements. the KOBE 9 Elite also marks the first time Flyknit is be employed in basketball shoes.
other highlights includes a high-cut design, a knit collar for the “proprioceptive feel of a low-top with the support of a mid-top”, a unique ‘Masterpiece’ colorway that you, or rather your feet gets the attention they deserves, carbon fiber heel counter for strong and lightweight lateral stability, Nike Lunarlon cushioning insert provides responsive cushioning and a minimal rubber outsole, a result of pressure mapping design (based on Kobe’s foot), for traction and mimics the natural contours of the foot. by utilizing Flyknit, the KOBE 9 Elite cuts nearly 50% waste as compared to traditional high-top basketball shoes, which is a boon if you happens to be a tree-hugging basketball enthusiast. the Nike KOBE 9 Elite Featuring Nike Flyknit is set to be available globally on February 8, 2014 at Nike web store, as well as select global retail outlets. price is, of course, yet to be announced. more look after the break.