Up to this point, the only low-profile version of Kobe Bryant's ninth signature sneaker with Nike has been offered in the form of the Flyknit-less EM model. That all changes now, though, with the debut of the Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM.

Coming from the minds of Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield, and Mark Parker, the HTM Kobe 9s feature the same advanced properties that make up its high-top counterpart—the upper is equipped with Flyknit and Flywire and the outsole is Lunarlon. Since it is HTM, you know the sneaker comes correct with some added features like anodized HTM aglets, snake print, a 3M Swoosh, and extra Flyknit material embedded on the outsole.

The Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM will come in four colorways including a multicolor pair that resembles the "Masterpiece" and a white pair with a gum bottom. The HTM version will only release internationally at Nike Stadium Milano and Excelsior on April 8, but non-HTM Elite Lows will also be available in the near future.

[via Nike]