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Today Nike unveiled the latest Kobe Bryant signature shoe at an event held at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. The Kobe 9 Elite redefines both the look and feel of a basketball shoe, incorporating Nike Flyknit to combine, as Mark Parker, President & CEO of NIKE, Inc. says “power, strength, and flexibility with lightweight materials and a whole new method of manufacturing.” Reverting back to a higher cut for the first time since his third signature shoe in 2007, Kobe’s ninth namesake shoe also features Flywire and Lunarlon giving the sneaker superior lightweight performance and strength. Design details include nine red embroidered lines on the heel, giving a nod to Kobe’s Achilles sutures, and an outsole featuring the pressure mapping of Kobe’s own foot. The first colorway, dubbed ‘Masterpiece,’ will release globally on February 8, 2014 at and through select global retail locations.

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