Behold the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece”. Living up to every aspect of its name, the ninth Nike signature for the Black Mamba sports the brand’s top technology in elegant, top tier fashion. A base layer of multicolored Flyknit thread sees a first for the hardwood, kept stable by sweeping Carbon Fiber support. An iridescent, quilted tongue draws more attention to the ultra-high silo, baring Kobe’s signature and logo. Elite Sock structure stars on the collar, taped up with textured trim and made personal with red marks resembling scars down the Achilles region. Lastly, funfetti speckling details the midsole for a bit of flash over the all-business outsole.