words // Brandon Richard

What's next for the Nike Kobe 9? If Vanessa Bryant's recent Instagram photo is any indication, a high-top version of the Kobe 9 EXT could be on the way.

Shared by Kobe's wife over the weekend, the photo highlights the high-cut version in brown snakeskin, complete with a quilted leather tongue, chrome heel counter and translucent outsole. The Kobe 9 Mid EXT made its debut last month.

There's no release information for this colorway at the moment, but we'll continue to follow the story here at Sole Collector.

Vanessa Bryant wears Nike Kobe IX 9 EXT Bbrown