Kobe sits down to discuss the story and inspirations behind his latest Kobe 9 signature shoe with Russ Bengston of Complex. Rather then sticking to the low format that the Kobe’s have become synonmous for, Kobe decided to switch things up to a higher booty type shoe after watching Manny Pacquiao in a sparring session. Utilizing their flyknit technology they were able to create a light weight high top sneaker that kept the functional freedom a low brings, while perhaps being a little more responsive and providing more protection.
I’ve been a fan of the Kobe line since the beginning, hopefully Kobe holds out for a little while longer and they can keep pushing the boundaries like the seem to be doing season after season.
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