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PHOTOS: Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Detail” shoes to be released on Saturday

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I think I actually prefer these grey kicks to the black version.

The Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Detail” shoes will be released on Saturday for the first time. Foot Locker will be selling them online, though they won’t be available in store.

It appears that this colorway has been inspired by Kobe Bryant’s Italian roots.

“The Neon The Italian Renaissance artist who reigned supreme in the 1500’s could be considered one of the greatest artists of all time,” Nike wrote in a press release. “Known primarily for his life-like human sculptures, his work inspired art for centuries to follow. With similar Italian roots, for Bryant, detail is everything, leading to the creation of this grey-based Kobe 9 Elite ‘Detail’ colorway.”

However, these kicks are not cheap and will retail for $224.99 when they’re released tomorrow.

They do look sick, though. Will you be looking to buy a pair?

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Photos provided by Nike.

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