While yellow is an eye-catching shade for a Nike Kobe signature shoe, it's relegated to wallflower status compared to the high-profile Kobe 9 Elite. Still, this low-top Nike Kobe 9 EM isn't without its charms -- namely, an Engineered Mesh upper good for lightweight ventilation to keep the wearer's feet cool, twinned with an interior lining made of contouring mesh to deliver a snug, comfortable fit. It's all mounted on a Lunarlon midsole, providing an ultra-soft, responsive ride. See detailed looks below, and expect the Nike Kobe 9 EM in University Gold to launch this Saturday at select Nike Basketball retailers and online.
Nike Kobe 9 EM
Color: University Gold/Black-Laser Crimson
Release Date: March 29, 2014 (Saturday)