In just a few days, the "Masterpiece" Nike Kobe 9 Elite will release. While the shoe should be embedded in your sneaker memory banks by now, it appears as though Nike has a dope visual aid they'd like to share before the shoes arrival on February 8. In borrowing a page from the “Count on Kobe” campaign for the Kobe 8, the Black Mamba's latest shoe starts out in its reptilian form but quickly weaves itself into the highly anticipated drop. Hopefully the video will soften the $225 hit your wallets will take this weekend.

[via Nike]