by Brendan Dunne

The Kobe 9 Elite "Christmas" will don a more classic holiday palette than previous Christmas Kobes.

In years past we've seen entries like the Shedding Skin or the Grinch get away from the usual yuletide colors, but this Elite pair isn't interested in that. The Flyknit upper switches between red and white, while the tooling on bottom has a similar coloring in an almost camo-style array that you'll recognize from the current NIKEiD options for the Kobe 9 EM. Take a look at the on-feet photos here for the "Christmas" version of the Kobe 9 and stay with Sole Collector for a release date.

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