The "Beethoven" Nike Kobe 9s don't release for another two weeks when they come out on August 16, but leave it to the man himself to rock his own kicks early.

While in Shanghai for his Nike basketball, Kobe Bryant rocked the low-top, flyknit version of his shoes in the "Wolf Grey"-like colorway. The shoes are definitely looking nice and are looking like they'll be hard to cop when they release for $200 on Nike.com.

Let us know if these images of the Black Mamba in the shoe makes you want the shoe even more now...

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