With less than a week to go before its release, here’s an official look at the Air Jordan 9 Kobe, an all-new colorway inspired by the recently-retired Black Mamba.
Air Jordan 9 (IX) Retro
Color: White/Concord-Tour Yellow
Release Date: 11/19/2016
Designed with the L.A. Lakers’ home uniform in mind, this pair utilizes white perforated leather, surrounded by a contrasting Concord patent leather. Matching concord has been applied to the tongue, sock liner, and pull tab, while Tour Yellow graphics complete the theme. The eyelets are metallic silver in color, and hold a set of clean white laces. Cushioning is provided via Concord and white sole, complemented with a yellow Jumpman graphic. While we originally expected to see Kobe’s “#8” at the heel, Jordan number remains intact. Either way, this definitely a colorway Kobe and the Lakers would feel right at home shooting hoops in at the Staples Center.
The Air Jordan IX Kobe is scheduled to release on Saturday, November 19, 2016, with pricing is set at $190. It appears that this colorway will be a general release, but expect this model to move fast, considering not only the popularity of the Air Jordan 9, but also Kobe as well. Stores like Foot Locker will release the sneaker using either its Launch Reservation or Sweepstakes procedures, depending on the store. If you’d prefer to skip the lines and sleep in next Saturday, a number of sellers have already listed the sneaker in most sizes on eBay. Click here to go directly to the search results.
If this sneaker is as successful as expected, Jordan Brand should consider releasing additional Kobe-themed colorways. What Air Jordan model would you like to see with a Kobe inspiration?