Kobe looks to bring us a “WTF” moment early next year by releasing a recap colorway of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite. The ‘What The’ model is a shoe that references all of his past releases and ties them all together in a clever way.
The shoe strings past colorways together by using bits and pieces of each model in the form of brightly colored Flywire panels, a white upper with reflective tonal graphics and a print liner that mixes messages from previous releases. There’s a lot going on with this model but it still comes across as cohesive and feels like a shoe that should drop in the spring.
You won’t have to wait until the flowers bloom to purchase this Nike Kobe 9 Elite colorway as they are scheduled for a Jan. 10 release. They also won’t be uber-limited either, which is the best news of all.