With actual perspective views of the Nike Kobe 9 KRM EXT “Challenge Red” recently featured, official images of the forthcoming iteration have now surfaced.

Just to recap, the high-top silhouette is dipped in Challenge Red, while its overall composition is inspired by the Red Viper, an extremely venomous snake. As implied, the model sports snakeskin leather along the heel towards its collar, while the textured upper embodies the snake’s pointy scales.

Further offset by a sleek black midsole with shimmering chrome accents to tone down its striking red palette, look for this bold rendition of the Nike Kobe 9 at Nike retailers, including Kixify, starting December 19 for $275.

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