Just a few weeks back, we previewed the LeBron 11 "Independence Day", now it's time for the Kobe 9 to get a patriotic make over for the holiday.

The Kobe 9 EM "USA" comes complete in the Red/White/Blue colorway you would expect but does it differently to make it stand with the special print used. Like previous Kobe 9's, Nike used an engineered mesh for the upper, which works well here as it makes the USA theme pop even more. To finish the look, Nike added in a 3M Kobe logo on the toungue, and placed it atop a icy blue outsole.

These are scheduled to release June 28, right before the holiday, but keep it locked as we'll cover any changes as they occur.

Image via billy_boehm
Image via billy_boehm


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