This year to celebrate Black History Month, Nike honors six athletes and coaches who have positively impacted sport with their courage and determination: Theotis Beasley, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Jerry Rice, Brianna Rollins, C. Vivian Stringer and John Thompson.
A portion of proceeds from the sale of the 2015 BHM Collection go to the Ever Higher Fund, which supports organizations that leverage the power of sport to maximize the potential of underserved youth. The fund’s mission is to assist communities with knowledge, resources and tools for the next generation of leaders.
A virtually seamless, formfitting Flyknit upper integrates areas of breathability, stretch and support, while Flywire technology—super-light, super-strong nylon cables—locks your foot down. The result: a lightweight, locked-in feel. Ultra-lightweight, springy Lunarlon cushioning delivers soft yet responsive shock absorption from tip-off to final buzzer. Made with less outsole rubber than traditional basketball shoes, the Kobe 9 Elite offers enhanced flexibility yet maintains the traction required for quick cuts and sprints.
•Knit collar combines a low-top feel with high-top support
•Plush foam around the heel and ankle for comfort
•Sandwich mesh tongue enhances ventilation
The Nike Kobe 9 Elite (BHM) is available soon at RUVilla.com and at a Villa location near you!