Nike Kobe 9 Image Thoughts & First Impression
This is a video with my thoughts of the 1st thoughts and impressions from the leaked image of the Kobe 9. I believe the image to be real for 2 reasons. 1- The Flyknit on the shoe is consistent with what we have been told about the Kobe 9. 2- The amount of carbon fiber on the shoe lets us know it is a premium shoe, and should be a signature model. I predict they will have a low and high top version of the sneaker, similar to how they did the Kobe System VII (7).
This first look image reminds us how we reacted to the Jordan XX8, most people hated them, but from a performance perspective, they were a solid, light shoe. I also think this same thing will happen with the Kobe 9. Different is hard to get used to, but different is also good for forward progression!
I predict the price points will be about $180 for a low top, and $200-$220 for a high top, definitely a jump in prices for this model. We will find out more soon!