After oohs and ahhs triggered by the Kobe 9 unveil, it’s a good bet that many folks’ thoughts on the shoe circled back to wondering how they’re going to pull off the boxing boot height.
It ain’t for everyone, casual or on-court.
Still, Nike is pushing boundaries for what a basketball shoe can be with the Kobe 9, and it’s that willingness to take a leap that has earned the boys and girls in Beaverton such a loyal following — a group of people also willing to take risks well beyond accepted practicality. A tidy statement but true nonetheless.
Kobe 9 doesn’t release until February 8 but early pairs happen, per usual. Here’s one of them, and the gent was kind enough to document his try-on and on-foot for you.
Share your thoughts on lacing up the Kobe 9 for the courts and for the Saturday runs to Target below.