Share This Page: Nike Kobe 9 HI "Snakeskin" The Kobe 9 HI “Snakeskin” features a faux snakeskin upper that is modeled after Kobe Bryant’s Elite shoe. The snakeskin is accented with metallic silver and waxed laces. The snake emblem on the tongue and the heel add to Kobe's chareacter on the court. The kicks represent the way he plays on the court with snake-like precision. Its lightweight and form fitting for maximum comfort with a carbon fiber midfoot plate for support. There is less sole to the shoe, but it doesn’t take away from the traction. The black Nike Swoosh is on both the inner and outer upper. Make sure to check out your local City Gear or visit CityGear.com to order a pair at $250 for men when these drop Friday, November 28. Click here to get your pair.