This Kobe 9 model is currently the most technologically advanced performance Basketball shoe to date. The shoe features all of Nike's new technologies making it have enhanced stability, support, and cushioning. The upper features Nike Flyknit (first time ever on basketball shoe) for the ultimate support and comfort. It features a carbon fiber heel clip that wraps around the heel for a lightweight solution to lateral mobility and cuts. The entire sole is made of Lunarlon giving it the best cushioning Nike has to offer. The design of this model truly changes our perception and expectations of a performance basketball shoe and offers an entire new style. Be sure to add this very special pair to your Nike Basketball collection.