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Nikelab Kobe X Elite Low HTM impresses with familiar looks


The Nikelab Kobe X Elite Low HTM pack is one thing: MEAN!

The Flyknit upper reminds of the Kobe 9, but I don’t care. It gives the shoe an instant premium feel to it. And how ill are the colorways please?

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I already loved the grey/black/white kind on the Kobe 9, and it looks as dope on this new model. Same with the all-black one. It just suits the shoe so well and makes it look like the shoe a grown man should wear on-court.

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The green and orange pair is the one for the people that are looking for more color, but still don’t want to look like a Riff Raff imitation. I know half-green/half-orange sounds crazy and really not cool, but to my surprise it isn’t crazy or uncool. The fact that the Flywire has black as the secondary color woven into the upper tones the whole thing down and makes it not only a very dope performance shoe, but also easily wearable.

While the former Kobe signature models weren’t very appropriate to wear on a daily basis and screamed “performance shoe”, these later models, like this Kobe X Elite, are getting more and more wearable with casual outfits.

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Photos courtesy of Nike

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