Kobe Bryant’s nickname, Black Mamba, was the inspiration for his next release and it’s a striking pair of a mostly all-black leather sneaker.
The Nike Kobe 9 KRM EXT ‘Black Mamba’ is treated with compression-molded scales along its upper until you get to the ankle where things are smoothed out a bit more. By the time you hit the heel counter, the shoe is in full grain leather and hits of black metallic paneling finds its way to the midsole.
These kicks are set to release on Dec. 31 with a price tag of $275. For more information on this magnificent sneaker, head over to Nike.com.