Culture of Hoops

Nike Zoom (or Lunar?) Kobe 9 Debuts Tomorrow

The great Los Angeles Lakers legendary guard Kobe Bryant has been felled by his Achilles injury (kind of an epic ironic symmetry, no?) and in a way has ceased to exist to some extent as a footwear wearer for the time being. Late releases of his Zoom KobeSystem 8 aside, the man’s feet have been shod in relatively meager attire. Well, that’s going to change soon.

As you can see above (courtesy of Heidi Burgett of Nike), on December 4 in Los Angeles, Kobe’s ninth name shoe is to debut. There have been reports and teasers, leading many to believe he’ll return to his former high-top glory to help protect his rehabilitated Achilles’ heel. As the post suggests, “The Ninth” could be proactive in what technology is most present in the new edition, as Kobe’s last few shoes have made both Zoom Air and Lunarlon a mutually-high priority. In any case, you have word from Nike and from us that something epic is on the horizon.

Keep track of the news here at BMF, as we’ll be sure to follow the debut and what is to come next in the latest edition of the Nike Zoom Kobe series.

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