Previously reported to make its debut on December 20, the Nike Kobe 9 KRM EXT “Challenge Red” will now be making its way to store shelves a day earlier on Friday, December 19th.

With the theme of exemplifying Kobe Bryant’s animal-like attitude to life, the Kobe 9 KRM EXT reflects the venomous Red Viper snake, which features TPU molded triangles to mimic the Red Viper’s pointed scales and premium snakeskin leather in Challenge Red across its entirety.

Topped off by a sleek black midsole with chrome inlays, this bold iteration of the Nike Kobe 9 is scheduled to drop at Nike retailers, including Kixify, starting December 19 for $275.

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