Upon unveiling the super high Nike Kobe 9, it appeared as if the Black Mamba and Nike were done treading in low tops. However, Kobe and designer Eric Avar did allude to a low top version of the Kobe 9, which just leaked this week on the Internet.

Yes, that's right. The Kobe 9 will go the low top route. Equipped with the same lightweight Flyknit upper and Lunarlon cushioning system as its high top counterpart, these kicks sport a lower profile appearance 'heads have come to expect from Bryant's signature line. 

With the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece” set to drop February 8, don't be surprised if these are out just in time for the NBA Playoffs. 

[Via: AaronKnows]