Gear Report: First Look At Nike Kobe 9


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    After completing his MVP season in 2008, Kobe Bryant and Nike designed the lightest and lowest basketball shoe possible. While Bryant and millions of fans have enjoyed the low-cut design through the years, the all-new Nike Kobe 9 has been redesigned. The shoe will now have a higher cut to support the five-time champion’s surgically repaired Achilles.

    Here is a teaser of the Nike Kobe 9 that features engineered mesh into the upper and carbon fiber midsole to keep the sneaker light via

    Nike Kobe 9 Stitching

    UPDATE: Kobe Bryant wore his Kobe 9s at practice for the first time on Wednesday afternoon. Here’s a shot from today’s practice with more in the link.

    KOBE 9


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