When Will We See A Kobe 9 (IX) First Look?

As of now, we have seen the Lebron XI Samples in many colorways, and we have a pretty good idea what they will look like.  The KD 6s have been released already, but when will we see official images of the Kobe 9?  Last year on August 20th we saw sample images of the Kobe 8 leaked, so one can only assume we will be seeing the Kobe 9 images pop up by the end of the month.

The Kobe shoe has had a slow evolution from the Kobe 6-8, but sometimes a slow evolution is what is needed since the shoe has become a fan favorite and only seems to improve as it ages.  From these images which are not of the official shoe, you can see it looks like a newer version of the 8.  Im excited to see how they turn out.   (images by http://www.brettgolliff.com/nike-zoom-kobe-ix/ )

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From this image that was a teaser of the Kobe 9, it looks as if the kobe could be using the flyknit approach.  I want to see more!

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