Nike Kobe 9 EM XDR - "CH Pack"

Posted on August 29 2014

The population of China puts a premium on winning, which is why 5-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant is virtually regarded as royalty to the denizens of the Middle Kingdom. Fans of Kobe were rather spoiled in 2014 – four different trims of the Nike Kobe 9 were made available, and that’s not counting the endless iterations one could visualize on NIKEid. Even though the Flyknit Elite version of the low-top Nike Kobe 9 has finally become more available, the Engineered Mesh convertible is still standing. The only basketball Kobe 9 without the knitted upper has remained relevant, and will now strike again with the release of the Nike Kobe 9 EM “China.” A vivid red base houses regal gold detailing throughout, including on the Swoosh and speckled midsole; but the differentiation comes in the form of an intricately designed tongue upon which Nike artfully blended Kobe’s signature “Black Mamba” symbol with rich red and gold stitching, creating a beautiful and unique offering for Asian audiences.

Available 8/30
University Red/Black-Metallic Gold - 683251-670



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