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Nike Kobe 9 EM Hyper Cobalt/Photo Blue

Nike is back with a new Hyper Cobalt/Photo Blue colorway for the Kobe 9 EM. This coming drop features a graphic-heavy Engineered Mesh upper with an abstract geometric pattern in white and blue. Adding to the mix are mint Dynamic Flywire eyelets and l...

Nike Kobe 9 EM XDR CH Pack

Despite its particular popularity on American shores, basketball too strives to be a global game. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and even coaches like Eric Spoelstra are already international icons-to-be for the game, but one Kobe Bryant stands tall as...

A Closer Look at the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM “Black”

First highlighted back in April, Nike’s Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM is not only one of Nike Basketball’s greatest performance innovations, but perhaps one of the greatest pieces to come out of the Hiroshi Fujiwara x Tinker Hatfield x Mark Parker...

Nike Kobe 9 “Game Royal”

Nike is back with another colorful colorway of the Kobe 9 dubbed “Game Royal,” which takes inspiration from the wild cacophony of South American street art. Featuring colorful influences from the World Cup held in Brazil, the sleek silhou...

A Closer Look at the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Hero”

First revealed as part of Nike Basketball’s 2014 Elite Series, the “Hero” edition of the Kobe 9 takes the spotlight in a new set of shots. Marked by its detail-packed woven upper and extra-high collar, the shoe gets a nice contrast...

Nike Basketball 2014 Elite Series “Gold” Collection

“As the playoffs begin on April 19, every game becomes increasingly worth its weight in gold.” With that in mind, Nike Basketball presents “Gold” editions of its 2014 Elite Series footwear. Reflecting the “gold standard&...

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM

When Nike announced the Kobe 9 Elite, it was heralded as the first performance basketball shoe from Nike to utilize Flyknit. Unfortunately for some, the Kobe 9 Low didn’t follow suit, with Nike opting to use Engineered Mesh in place of Flyknit....

A Closer Look at the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Team

Set to drop next weekend is the latest colorway of the Kobe 9 Elite, the Team version from the upcoming Nike Elite Team collection. Paying homage to Kobe’s Lakers, the Kobe 9 Elite Team features a purple and gold Flyknit upper with metallic pur...

Nike Basketball 2014 Easter Collection

As spring slowly breaks through winter’s cold grasp and Easter appears on the horizon, Nike typically delivers a pair of sneakers inspired by the springtime holiday and its hallmark pastels. This time around however, a collection of three player-excl...

Nike Basketball 2014 Elite Series “Hero” Collection

Designed to the real-life superhero-like specifications of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant Nike Basketball presents the “Hero” edition of its 2014 Elite Series footwear. While the “Team” collection offered hyperize...

Nike & Foot Locker Present “The Kobe Piano”

In the time that Kobe Bryant has been inactive this season, many would wonder how one of the league’s greatest players spends his off time. Nike and Foot Locker convened to imagine this situation, presenting a new commercial: “The Kobe Pi...

Nike Kobe 9 NSW Lifestyle Wolf Grey/White

The lifestyle counterpart to Kobe’s upcoming Kobe 9 Elite, Nike presents the Kobe 9 NSW Lifestyle in a slick new wolf grey/white colorway. The shoe features a white and grey Vac Tech upper with a hexagon print appearing over the white panels. P...

Nike Kobe 9 Lifestyle “Year of the Horse”

Part of its upcoming range of “Year of the Horse” footwear and apparel, Nike presents the Kobe 9 Lifestyle “Year of the Horse.” This take on Kobe’s lifestyle shoe features a black pony hair upper with a silver heel panel...

A Closer Look at the Nike Kobe 9 Elite

With the launch of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite steadily approaching, we’ve got a closer look at the “Masterpiece” launch colorway. The culmination of the Kobe line’s “Prelude” series, the Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece&...

Sneaker News Sits Down with Nike Kobe 9 Elite Designer Eric Avar

During the launch of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite, Sneaker News caught up with the shoe’s designer, Eric Avar, to get a brief introduction to the shoe. During the interview, the designer touched on a number of issues relating to the shoe including the...