words // Zac Dubasik

After much anticipation, it appears that the Nike Kobe 9 has finally leaked. More details and images will surely be on their way soon, so for now, let's just state the obvious.

First off, the shoe's height is a drastic departure from the low-cuts we've seen in the past.  After leading the League to accepting low-tops though, you can be sure this won't be the only version.

The tooling is very similar to that seen on a wear-test sample a while back, and features large carbon fiber counters. And the upper utilizes Flyknit throughout. 

As we await official details and images, let us know your thoughts. Is the Kobe 9 anything like you'd imagined? 

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