When designer Leo Chang and team began the design process of the KYRIE 1, the goal was to build a shoe to match Irving’s tremendous speed and quickness. The KYRIE 1 needed to be light, bold and responsive with the best traction Nike Basketball could develop for Irving’s prolific first step.
The Kobe 9 Elite’s provocative design immediately shook up the sneaker world and to commemorate this game-changing shoe, Nike Basketball’s design team has created the Kobe 9 Elite ‘What The’ featuring a mashup of color and graphic elements from a variety of past Kobe 9 Elites.
If Santa was a baller, he would be wearing these! The Kobe XI High KRM EXT aka “Red Mamba”. This premium execution will have a textured overlay on the forefoot with a faux snakeskin on the heel and ankle. This all on top of a black outsole with chrome accents. This is a truly unique Kobe XI just in time for the Christmas party!