Nike is absolutely resolute on taking your money this year and they will stop at nothing to have it. Case in point is this Nike Kobe 9 Mid EXT colorway that just popped up and it's probably one of the best looking takes on the 'Black Mamba' theme that we've seen in a long time.

The upper is decked out in black snakeskin for a very literal take on Kobe's nickname and it's pretty sick but the illness doesn't stop there. A gum outsole stands out beneath as chromed out accents handle the pop to ensure that this particular pair hits all of the marks.

So exactly when will you be giving Nike your $225 you ask? Well you will have the opportunity to do so on Aug 23 when the release to the Nikestore site. It's the end of the month so you may wanna start planning ahead now to ensure that your rent gets paid as well.

[Via Hypebeast]