Nike once again pays tribute to Kobe’s high school Alma Mater, Lower Merion High school with a hot new colorway. Debuting the Nike Kobe 11 EM as its canvas, this pair sports a Cool Grey upper constructed of, you guessed it, Engineered Mesh. A significant change from the Flyknit-based design we’ve seen on all previous releases, This version provides the sneaker with added breatheability. Completing Lower Merion’s theme, Team Red has been applied to both the graphics and eyelets, providing a perfect color contrast. The sole is molded in Wolf Grey to provide the finishing touches to the sneaker.
The Nike Kobe 11 EM Lower Merion will release on April 9. Thanks to the use of Engineered Mesh, this version actually comes with a price drop to $160, a $40 savings over the Flyknit models. You can already scoop up a few sizes on eBay.
Nike Kobe 11 (XI)
Color: Cool Grey/Team Red-Wolf Grey
Release Date: 04/09/2016