Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 12, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Mache Celebrates UConn Women’s Title With Custom Nike Kobe 9 Elites

Nike Kobe 9 Elite

Nike Kobe 9 Elite (photo. Nike Basketball)

Geno Auriemma and the UConn women won yet another basketball championship this year and to celebrate, famed sneaker artist Mache presented them with some custom Nike Kobe 9 Elites. Made specifically for Auriemma, they are meant to honor the program’s ninth title and feature special words and phrases such as “Conquer and dominate”, his personal wine and restaurant, 9 championships and “Philly raised”.

Mache had used an all-white pair of Kobe 9 Elites as his canvas.

Artist Erik Siador also got in on history, creating a mural comprised of nine individual frames to help celebrate this amazing accomplishment. The mural will eventually be placed in the Basketball Champions Center and sports some key elements–cutting down nets, a group of hands, Husky eyes–with links to the team. Check out detailed images of the sneakers and mural below.

Nike Kobe 9 Elite

Nike Kobe 9 Elite (photo. Nike Basketball)

UConn mural

UConn mural (photo. Nike Basketball)

Geno Auriemma, Erik Siador

Geno Auriemma, Erik Siador (photo. Nike Basketball)

UConn mural

UConn mural (photo. Nike Basketball)

Geno Auriemma, Erik Siador

Geno Auriemma, Erik Siador (photo. Nike Basketball)

Geno Auriemma, Mache

Geno Auriemma, Mache (photo. Nike Basketball)

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