Well, we've all been eagerly awaiting the unveiling of Kobe Bryant's new signature sneaker with the Swoosh—and could this be it? Above we have what is expected to be the much-anticipated Kobe 9 from Nike Basketball.

The clear standout factor upon first looking at the shoe is the heightened build. Kobe of course led a resurgence of low-top sneaker options throughout the league years back, so this taller silhouette may be somewhat of a surprise. Also, we expect lower options to arise.

Engineered Mesh then appears to be back taking care of the majority of the upper construction on the pair, as this take of course showcases a multicolored look. For now, no concrete word has been revealed as to if this is indeed the exact Nike Kobe 9, but as always, check back with us for pertinent info.

[via neverwearthem]