Tag results for: Kobe Bryant

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Nike Kobe 9 Elite “What The”

Nike designer Eric Avar changed the game with the introduction of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite, a towering silhouette that utilized Flyknit technology in a performance basketball shoe for the first time. To commemorate the unprecedented launch, Nike Basketball’s design team has produced the Nike Kobe 9 … READ MORE

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Nike Kobe 9 KRM EXT “Challenge Red”

The Black Mamba meets the venomous red viper in the form of this latest Nike Kobe 9 EXT, featuring a Challenge Red upper dressed in a combination leather snakeskin paneling and a series of molded TPU triangles, meant to resemble the viper’s pointy scales. Tonal stitching and laces maintain … READ MORE

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Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low “Mamba Moment”

Kobe Bryant has just surpassed Michael Jordan’s record to become the NBA’s third all-time leading scorer. With five championships, 16 All-Star appearances and over 32,000 points, he further solidifies his status as a legend on the court. Nike celebrates this milestone with the release of the NikeID … READ MORE

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Nike Kobe 9 GS – “Deep Garnet” | Release Reminder

Included in this Saturday’s massive Nike rollout is this GS pair of Kobe 9s. Sporting a deep garnet/burgundy colored upper atop a hyper crimson sole, these also have gold detailing on the both the Swoosh and Kobe’s signature on the midsole. Check out more images of these … READ MORE

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Nike Basketball 2014 Christmas Collection

Nike Basketball has unveiled the very festive 2014 Christmas Collection featuring the Kobe 9, KD 7 and LeBron 12, each decorated in cheery holiday colors. The trio of sneakers will be worn by each of the respective players during the highly anticipated Christmas Day games. The Kobe … READ MORE

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Nike Kobe 9 Elite – “Sequoia”

The Nike Kobe 9 Elite is part boxing shoe, part basketball sneaker, and part futuristic space shoe. Here we get a look at the “Sequoia” colorway, with the woven upper composed of a Rough Green and Sequoia (bright orange) threads, sitting atop a grey sole and Sequoia … READ MORE

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Matt Powell Analyzes Sneaker Culture | Video

Matt Powell knows sneakers much better than you do. Having worked for several retail companies, including Sports Authority and Modell’s, he’s observed and been a part of sneaker culture for over a decade. Currently, he serves as the Sports Industry Analyst at NPD Group, a consulting company … READ MORE

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Nike Kobe 9 “Gym Blue”

This latest colorway of the Nike Kobe 9 features complementary hues more in line with the UCLA Bruins than the Los Angeles Lakers. Gym Blue covers the one-piece engineered mesh upper, good for a lightweight build and enhanced breathability, while University Gold appears on the Swoosh and Flywire cables, which … READ MORE

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Nike Kobe IX Elite High EXT QS “Snakeskin”

Belying its name, the deadly black mamba snake isn’t actually black. The skin of the venomous serpent is actually brown in color, similar to the faux snakeskin treatment found on this new Nike Kobe IX Elite High, appropriately enough. Along with the reptilian-patterned upper, the shoe features … READ MORE

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Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Restored”

The Los Angeles Lakers have always been one of the NBA’s most entertaining franchises, though in the past few years the drama and intrigue have occurred primarily off the court. This season, Kobe Bryant aims to restore his team’s championship mindset, as he himself is fully restored … READ MORE

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Nike Zoom Flight ’96 – “Kobe Bryant”

With the 2014 preseason kicking off, it’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since the 1996 NBA draft brought Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson, two of the games biggest stars, into the game. Marking the occasion and paying tribute to one of their signature … READ MORE