words // Zack Schlemmer

Nike Basketball debuts two new colorways of the Kobe 9 Elite Low today with and Inside Access look at the new musically inspired versions of Kobe's Flyknit engineered low top.

Via Nike Inc:

The KOBE 9 Elite Low brings Bryant’s muses to life.  The artistry of music and its ability to move and inspire people has always intrigued the athlete. From classical to pop, he has appreciation for multiple genres.

Here we'll take a look at the 'Hyper Grape' colorway, inspired by Kobe's favorite pop star, Michael Jackson. The shoe features a vibrant purple upper withe black accents and metallic silver Swooshes. To finish them off, you'll be able to do some "moon walking" yourself, with the lunar surface graphic printed under the translucent outsole.

The "Michael Jackson" Kobe 9 Elite Low releases on July 12th globally at Nike.com and select Nike Basketball retailers.