Contrary to the first Nike Kobe IX (9) EM Wear-Test Sample that was unveiled last month, today welcomes our first look at a new Nike Kobe IX (9) Wear-Test Sample.

What looks very similar in style to the current Nike Kobe VIII (8), we’re curious to learn whether or not this will arrive as the new Nike Kobe IX (9) or an alternative Venomenon model which in the past has seen leather uppers. What do you think? As we suspect this show to include either scale-like leather or Hyperfuse materials, this Kobe model does in-fact display a graphic upper, mesh tongue, and a reinforced heel structure.

As we’ve yet to receive official confirmation, it is is safe to say that something is definitely in the works! Check back with Sneaker Files for more developments.


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