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The Inspiration Behind the Design of the Nike Kobe 9 EM Philippines
Yesterday we did a feature on the Nike Kobe 9 EM “Philippines”; today we follow up on that article with the story behind the basketball sneaker. What we failed to mention in our previous post is the influence of the “barangay courts” – that is where Filipinos from all over come together and celebrate their love of the game. The painted courts serve as the focal point of the design. Scroll down to see how the idea of the Nike Kobe 9 EM “Philippines” came together, and check back with Sneakerfiles for information regarding the release date here in the U.S.

The Inspiration Behind the Design of the Nike Kobe 9 EM Philippines
The Inspiration Behind the Design of the Nike Kobe 9 EM Philippines
The Inspiration Behind the Design of the Nike Kobe 9 EM Philippines
The Inspiration Behind the Design of the Nike Kobe 9 EM Philippines
The Inspiration Behind the Design of the Nike Kobe 9 EM Philippines
The Inspiration Behind the Design of the Nike Kobe 9 EM Philippines
The Inspiration Behind the Design of the Nike Kobe 9 EM Philippines
The Inspiration Behind the Design of the Nike Kobe 9 EM Philippines
The Inspiration Behind the Design of the Nike Kobe 9 EM Philippines
The Inspiration Behind the Design of the Nike Kobe 9 EM Philippines
The Inspiration Behind the Design of the Nike Kobe 9 EM Philippines
Photos via Locker Room Legends.