This Friday, December 19th, is shaping up to be a huge day of releases – one of which is the Nike Kobe 9 KRM EXT “Challenge Red.” It is different and bold from any Kobe we’ve seen before and any of Friday’s other releases.

From Nike:

The latest Kobe 9 EXT is meant to embody the aesthetic and attitude of the venomous Red Viper. Exuding a serpent-like appearance, the upper is styled in Challenge Red KRM that forms compression molded TPU triangles, mimicking the viper’s vibrant pointy scales. Premium Challenge Red leather on the heel and collar also features a scaly snake-inspired pattern and tonal stitching. Additionally, a black midsole produces a striking juxtaposition that contours chrome inlays to shine off the court.

The Nike Kobe 9 KRM EXT “Challenge Red” drops this Friday, December 19th, at House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores and (starting at 8:00 a.m. EST) for $ 275.