by Brendan Dunne

The Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Victory" releases on October 23rd, sorta.

If you've seen the tag on the inside of the tongue, then you know that they've got the "Victory" nickname, but Nike's official listing for them goes with "Restored". The thing being restored here is the Lakers' "championship mindset" - Nike seems to be spinning a hopeful story about this Kobe 9 model coinciding with a return to form for Mr. Bryant's lifetime squad. You can see the official images for this Nike Kobe 9 Elite pair gathered right here and you can tell us in the comments if you'll be purchasing.

10/23/14 Nike Kobe 9 Elite
630847-077 Black/Volt-Anthracite-Gold
$225.00