Kobe’s getting his worldliness on, everybody. According to Nike, the Kobe 9 Elite ‘Perspective’ takes a page out of Picasso’s “blue period” found in his works from 1901 – 1904. Electric blue and volt green are all over this shoe and some abstract detailing around the ankle portion. Picasso’s versatility in art mirrors Kobe’s transformation into more of a complete player himself.
For fans of the comfort and fit but not fans of the Ultimate Warrior wrestling boot look, a few folks on the ‘net got smart and modified their Kobes to look more like mids. Not bad. Might change a few minds out there. Can’t say we’d rock the shoe off the basketball court, but the colors thus far are pretty dope.
The Nike Kobe 9 Elite ‘Perspective’ drops March 8th. And unless we’re mistaken, these 9s are the only ones not relegated to Twitter Link Only. Which means no e-camping or trying to win the raffle lottery for these.