If Kobe Bryant played more last season or even the current one, we probably would have seen more Kobe 9s on feet and even the Kobe 10, but due to injuries he hasn’t been able to hit the court for long periods of time and his most recent one is season ending. That doesn’t mean Nike didn’t have plans for Bryant to wear his own sig shoe, as some exclusive PE’s continue to rise from collectors.
One pair of Nike Kobe 9 Elite that recently hit the net features a LA Lakers away color mashup. Purple and yellow stand out the most, but the midsole uses a grey with black marble and the tongue is dressed with snakeskin.
It would have been nice to see the Lakers Away Nike Kobe 9 Elite actually release, but Bryant needs a few pairs to call exclusives.