UPDATE: Official flicks are on deck and the details on these Kobe 9s are next level. Look for them landing at select stockists this weekend. Images courtesy of Nike.
You know Kobe Bryant is gonna demand a snakey version of his signature sneak every time, and we waited a while for a serpentine rendition of the Kobe 9. Now it arrives, and it isn't trying to hide its reptilian DNA at all. Black midsole, heel, Swoosh and lace area breaks up the acres of yellow-bellied brown snake skin – faux, of course. This is a bold one for the bold sneakerheads out there. You can cop it from Kinetics.
- Originally published November 3, 2014.