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Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Inspiration”, “Perspective”, and “Detail”

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We've got not one, not two, but three new Nike Kobe 9 Elites here, with each incorporating in their design the story of Swoosh innovation alongside the themes that reflect Kobe Bryant's life on and off the court. If you need a refresher, the Kobe 9 Elite feature three of Nike's key footwear technologies: Flyknit, Flywire, and Lunarlon, which gives the shoe superior fit, responsive wear, and a lightweight, but incredibly strong build that results in a weight 50% less than traditional high-tops. The colorways reflect the stories, including Perspective - the three year stretch in 1901 known as the blue period in art that demonstrated versatility across media - as well as the Detail - inspired by the Italian Renaissance and Kobe's attention to the minutiae - and Inspiration - harkening back to KB's days in purple and gold in 1996. Drops will begin March 1, continue on March 8, and wrap on on March 22 for the Inspiration, Perspective, and Detail, respectively, globally and at