UPDATE - I'm sure some of you are still feeling down about missing the Kobe IX Elite Inspirations, and although you could jump on the bay to hunt down some overpriced goodness, you'd probably be better off grabbin the Perspectives. They are dropping this Saturday, March 8, at select Nike basketball retailers.
You know what it is, you peeped the fam complete a little while back, and now we're introducing you to each of the Triple Threat renditions one by one. Earlier today, you learned a little bit about the 'Detail', now it's time to get to know the Kobe 9 'Perspective'. This one is apparently inspired by Pablo Picasso's 'Blue Period', when he was churning out melancholy portraits primarily in hues of blue and green, and it's appropriately dressed in blue all over, and there's some nifty graphics around the heel and ankle collar that reference Picasso's more renowned cubist style – this thing's a biography of PP! The full gang Kobe Elites will land on March 22 at Nike basketball retailers.
- Originally published February 12, 2014.