Jordan Brand pays tribute to the Black Mamba.
A rare Air Jordan 9 is hitting retailers this weekend and it should appeal to every Kobe/Lakers fans, as well as those Randy Moss/Vikings fans.
The "Kobe" Air Jordan 9 is eerily similar to Kobe Bryant's classic PE, which strongly resembled the Jordan PE cleats that Randy Moss laced up during his playing days for the Minnesota Vikings.
Just like Kobe's pair, this rendition features purple patent leather and yellow accents, though these bad boys feature the #23 on the heel, as opposed to the #8 that was seen on the Black Mamba's PE.
None of that shouldn't deter any Lakers fans from scooping up a pair when they release tomorrow, November 19th for $190.
Select Foot Locker locations will be implementing a "Reservation" system for the release so check out the Launch Locator to see how your local store is handling the "Kobe" Air Jordan 9 drop this weekend.
Per Foot Locker;
"A new App Launch Reservation procedure is being PILOTED. This launch procedure will allow this release to be reserved through the app. App submissions open Monday 10am ET. Once the countdown clock expires, users who placed a submission will be notified via the app of their outcome. For full App Launch Reservation details see www.footlocker.com/launchreservation IMPORTANT: Once you enter your reservation submission your current VIP status will be locked."