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The first Nike Kobe 9 release of 2015 is a wild one, unlike any we’ve seen before. Dubbed the “Silk Road” this Nike Kobe 9 is cloaked in an engineered mesh upper that mimics silk with an intricate pattern design to go with it. A different, but corresponding design, takes care of the toe pattern while simple merlot and black stay simple in the midsole and outsole. Orange lace loops provide a shock of color to the dark red themed upper while metallic gold takes care of all of the shoe’s branding to provide a touch of flash.

The Nike Kobe 9 “Silk Road” releases on Saturday, January 3rd, at Foot Locker, House of Hoops by Foot Locker, and Footlocker.com (starting at 10:00 a.m. EST) for $ 160.

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