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Masterpiece Melange: KOBE 9 Elite What The

The KOBE 9 Elite’s provocative design immediately shook up the sneaker world when it debuted in Los Angeles at the Museum of Contemporary Art a year ago. Designer Eric Avar introduced Nike Flyknit technology to basketball for the first time, while engineering a shoe to Kobe Bryant’s exact specifications.

To commemorate this game-changing shoe, Nike Basketball’s design team has created the KOBE 9 What The featuring a mashup of color and graphic elements from a variety of past KOBE 9 Elites.

KOBE 9 Elite What The shoe incorporating KOBE 9 colors and graphics from previous colorways

The KOBE 9 What The features a multicolor Flyknit upper with reflective tonal graphics, a neon, speckled midsole, and a print mélange in the inner collar.

The KOBE 9 Elite What The will be available globally at and select retail locations beginning Jan. 11, 2015.

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KOBE 9 Elite What The inner tongue graphics from past KOBE 9 colorways