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The First of Its Kind: KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM
Nike has just unveiled the latest addition HTM series – the KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM in four different colorways. HTM is an ongoing design collaboration among NIKE, Inc. President and CEO Mark Parker, Fragment Design Founder Hiroshi Fujiwara and Nike Innovation Leader Tinker Hatfield. What makes this basketball sneaker unique is the combination of the Nike Lunarlon, Flywire and Nike Flyknit that make up the silhouette of the KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM.

Nike Lunarlon, Flywire and Nike Flyknit come together in the lightweight, incredibly strong KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM. Dynamic Flywire cables loosen and tighten with the natural motion of the foot. Lightweight threads link to an ultrathin web outsole, which is printed with a pressure map of a foot. Stripped of the original proprioceptive collar, the KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM offers a lifestyle celebration of performance-born innovation.

Made in four neutral palettes ranging from heather white/gum to black/marble, the KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM collection is complemented by carefully nuanced design details such as reflective flecked laces, anodized HTM aglets, embossed snake scales and reflective Swoosh trademarks. Translucent windows in the outsole are embedded with the remains of the Flyknit construction process, a reference to Flyknit technology’s sustainable properties. The signature HTM logo finishes off the design. In addition to the release of the KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM collection, Nike Basketball will introduce new versions of the KOBE 9 Elite Low in the near future.

Starting today, the KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM collection will release exclusively at Nike Stadium Milano and Excelsior in Milan. Stay tuned to Sneakerfiles for more information about the release of the collection statewide. Now that you have seen the newest addition to the Kobe collection, what do you think? Will you be picking up a pair or two once they release? Let us know.

The First of Its Kind: KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM
The First of Its Kind: KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM
The First of Its Kind: KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM
The First of Its Kind: KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM
The First of Its Kind: KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM
The First of Its Kind: KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM
The First of Its Kind: KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM
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