For the Christmas release, Nike Basketball provided its fans with festive and holiday inspired footwear. The Nike Kobe 9 Elite was suited for the occasion. Bright Crimson is painted onto the Flyknit upper and surrounding areas. White and black compliment its body as well. Detailed on the midsole and outsole is a candy cane inspired print. The Nike Kobe 9 Elite Knit Stocking released December 26, 2014 for $225.