Tuesday Shoesday : Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low ‘Hyper Grape’

This Saturday get your hands on Nike’s new Kobe 9 Elite Low ‘Hyper Grape‘ sneakers. Hitting stores at 8AM, the new kicks include all of Kobe Bryant demands for a provocative and innovative design. The aesthetics and revolutionary footwear technologies, materials and fit make the new Kobe 9 Elite Low Bryant’s most innovative shoe so far. The Kobe 9 Elite Low ‘Hyper Grape’ sneakers are literally perfect for running, shooting hoops or just walking the trail and pays homage to the artistry of music.

This innovative shoe feature three leading technologies from Nike: the Flyknit, Firewire and the ever-popular and super comfy Lunarlon midsole. The lightweight, breathable solution for this shoe is provided by the Flyknit. The technology also creates a new form of making a shoe upper out of what is essentially yarns. It ultimately reduces waste from the upper using a low cut and efficient production process compared to traditional methods. Combining Flyknit and Flywire technologies is like a one-two punch for shoes, creating a dynamic fit for special footwork. They perform equally well indoors or outdoors and the disciplined design eliminates the bulky shoe distractions.


Nike Inc: “The KOBE 9 Elite Low brings Bryant’s muses to life. The artistry of music and its ability to move and inspire people has always intrigued the athlete. From classical to pop, he has appreciation for multiple genres.”

The overall inspiration for the new Kobe 9 Elite Low is brought together by Kobe Bryant’s own muses, the art of music and its ability to inspire and move. Kobe shows his appreciation for multiple genres and its ability to transcend the decades, with artists, songs and dance moves that stand the test of time with the Kobe 9 Elite Low ‘Hyper Grape’.  The purple upper, for instance, pays homage to pop music and includes a moon surface graphic on the outsole while the colour itself is inspired by Kobe’s favourite pop star, Michael Jackson. The sleek design will even have you doing some “moon walking” yourself, with the lunar surface graphic printed under the translucent outsole. See more shots of the sleek design below.


Find these shoes online and in select Nike Basketball retailers on Saturday and rock Kobe’s style in a great, innovative sneaker for just $200. Following the extremely limited edition Kobe 9 Elite Low “HTM” that was only available in Milan, Nike will have two new Kobe 9 Elite Low colorways globally available by end of summer. The ‘Hyper Grape’ and ‘Beethoven’ (which launches next month) will be widely available in comparison to the last edition. Limit is 1 per customer.


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