The Black Mamba himself, Kobe Bryant, is a fan of the legendary martial artist/actor Bruce Lee. Previously having the color way on the Nike Zoom Kobe 5 (pic below) with the black and yellow colors with red accents (with claw marks!), his newest signature sneaker features these colors on the Kobe 9 low EM (but without the claw marks, boo hoo) with red spectacles in the bottom (awesome!).
Missing out on the Kobe 5 Bruce Lee, I just had to have the Kobe 9 version, since it’s my favorite Kobes to date, and with the Bruce Lee theme and colors, it was a must have. Knowing it won’t sell out immediately, I just went to the nearest Footlocker in Times Square at around 8am, during its opening. There was a little line, but it wasn’t big. I got my size without a problem. But on the next day, they were still sitting in the stores. I didn’t have to wake up early for it. It took a few more weeks/months to have it sold out.
I’m pretty satisfied with my purchase because I like the Kobe 9 lows. They are are comfortable and they look awesome. The Bruce Lee color ways shines because the yellows sticks out breaking people’s neck. And of course, the story telling of the shoe. I love it.