Complex magazine and right now we are atthe launch of the Kobe 9 at the Mocha,
which is museum of contemporary art herein Los Angeles. As you guys can all see,
the shoe is a lot different than what weexpect. Or what we thought of the Kobe
9... But lets get a closer look come onin. So first thing you notice is how high
that the shoe is. Ah, one thing that Kobementioned during his presentation was that
he liked the style of a boxer boot now heis actually watching Manny Pacquiao and
that's why the boot is so high. On thetechnology side of the shoe, we have lunar
lawn, we have a carbon fiber heel counterthat you can see here is carbon fiber
here. There's carbon fiber here on theheel. There's fly net, its Nike fly net
here and then there is also fly wireprobably you can see this on ah some other
pictures? But there's actually fly wire inhere also. Ab...very light shoe, it may
look a little heavier than what weexpected ab... But its definitely ah, a
great shoe. This one, the first one that'sgoing to release is called the Masterpiece
as you can see right here. Kobe's calledit the Masterpiece and that's why they
used KB Ninth instead of Kobe 9 so theycall it KB Ninth. Stitches here, these are
about basically Kobe's injury that here asthe same last year. Every Kobe 9 will have
this red stitches here. Pricing for theshoes is gonna be $225. Did not set to
release until February 8 which is rightaround All Star so you should see some
really interesting call away of these ah,Kobe sig-side here, nice rubber out sole.
Its not exactly hearing bone. Ah, has somedifferent a little traction pattern here
looks like more like a heat pattern or webpattern which is probably more about where
the traction is. You could see that theygave us a little lip here on the edge for
the Kobe 9 for when you're cutting so thatyou don't roll your ankle. Over all, a
great shoe, again we have the Kobesignatures here. So for those that knows
these this is a special Kobe language somake sure you check those out. But again,
so this is the Kobe 9. Again set torelease on February 8, price is $225, has
Nike fly wire, has fly net, also has lunarlawn and ah, its high. I would say that
its higher than the Air Jordan 28. Itsdefinitely higher than the Air Jordan 28.
Ah...and I can't wait to play in these.So, we will see how things go. I'm Jacques
Slade, signin' off for Complex Magazine.
A hands-on look at Kobe Bryant's 9th signature shoe from Nike, the Kobe 9 Elite.