words // Zac Dubasik

Yesterday at the The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, Nike finally unveiled the highly anticipated Kobe 9. After years of similar models, the line has taken a dramatic turn with this new edition. Not only is it the first hoops shoe to feature Flyknit, it has abandoned the low-cut it helped to validate in the hoops world. 

Now that you've had a day to take in the Kobe 9 Elite, let's hear what you think. Was it what you were expecting? Are you disappointed to see move away(at last for now) from the low-cut direction you've come to expect? Vote in our poll, and share your thoughts in the comments.