Nike Basketball's Christmas themed releases are a big deal each year. If you're waiting to see what they've got up their sleeve for Kobe this year, you're in luck. Here is a look at the Nike Kobe 9 Elite 'Christmas' model in all of its red glory.

With a blend of hyperfuse and flyknit along the upper and a camo outsole, the sneaker sounds too busy for its own good. In the end however, the use of red ties it all together. The Christmas vibe is supplied courtesy of the green on the ankle as well as insole, which rounds out the package like a ribbon on gift wrap.

These show up at retailers on Dec. 26, which means that waking up to them isn't really an option -- unless you count falling asleep in the camp out line.

[Via Hypebeast]