Nike Kobe IX 9 Elite Low Michael Jackson (1)

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Officially unveiled last week, here's a fresh look at the upcoming 'Michael Jackson' Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low.

Inspired by Kobe's love of pop music and its biggest icon, the shoe features a bold purple upper, complete with black accents and silver branding hits. While purple seems like a more fitting tribute to Prince, the MJ inspiration comes in the form of a moonwalk graphic visible through the translucent sole.

Expect the 'Michael Jackson' Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low to hit retailers on Saturday, July 12.

Nike Kobe IX 9 Elite Low Michael Jackson (5)

Nike Kobe IX 9 Elite Low Michael Jackson (2)

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