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Nike Zoom Kobe IX Elite

The Zoom Kobe IX Elite takes what was already a light performance shoe in the Kobe IX and puts it on a diet.

The Zoom Kobe IX Elite uses Forged Composite, a blend of carbon fiber and resin; to increase the structural integrity of the Active Control Heel Counter, thus giving it the lightest stability ever in a basketball shoe. The upper is completely reconstructed and loses its all synthetic upper and is replaced by an engineered mesh. By creating a pattern that features areas of open mesh to allow for air flow and to improve fit the mesh becomes tighter in specific areas to bring the upper closer to the foot. The upper is also aided by a Dynamic Flywire set up that locks the foot in place.

The Zoom Kobe IX Elite brings a shot of adrenaline to Kobe during has second season, the NBA Playoffs.

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Brett Golliff
Freelance Footwear Designer & Consultant Detroit, MI