After a Hiatus in terms of the next silhouette in the Nike Kobe series, we finally have a rough image of the next Kobe to hit the world the Nike Kobe 9. For his latest signature sneaker Kobe has gone back to a high-top design. This switch to a high-top sneaker was definitely and unexpected turn of events possibly influenced by his recent injury. Its hard to say if this will be a high-top sneaker made high-top by a built in sock similar to the Kobe 7, but its highly possible. Being that this images has just dropped its safe to say that we should be seeing allot more from the Kobe 9 soon. Keep it locked here at 8and9.com for from Nike and the Kobe 9 silhouette.