http://nikebasketball.com” target=”_blank”>Nike Basketball and http://kobebryant.com” target=”_blank”>Kobe Bryant are paying tribute to the unique flavor New Orleans (or N’awlins, as the locals say) with their three-part NOLA Gumbo League Collection. Just as the savory dish, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Maestro get an eclectic make-over, featuring a mix of characters, music, cuisine, and art that drive life in the Big Easy. Add in a pinch of Nike technical innovation, and a dash of aesthetic flair, and you’re left with a simmering pot of Black Mamba stew. While the http://freshnessmag.com/2014/01/28/nike-lebron-11-gator-king-nola-gumbo-league-collection/” target=”_blank”>LeBron 11 “Gator King and the http://freshnessmag.com/2014/01/28/nike-kd-6-illusion-nola-gumbo-league-collection/” target=”_blank”>KD VI “Illusion” pay tribute to other New Orleans staples, the Kobe 9 recognizes the great jazz musicians who play by feel and improvisation, just like KB does on the court. To that effect, the high-top features brass accents in the upper and a glow in the dark outsole that pops at night, just as the jazz clubs swing into action. This piece, just as the other two, will be served up on http://nikestore.com” target=”_blank”>Nike.com along with a commemorative tarot card and special edition box beginning February 14, all in time for the http://nba.com/allstar/” target=”_blank”>2014 NBA All-Star Game.
Release Date: February 14, 2014 (Friday)