Fresh off the successful launch of the “Gift of Mamba” colorway on the Kobe 4, Nike is rumored to be extending the stealthy aesthetic to another iconic silhouette: the Kobe 9 EM. Leakers @zSneakerheadz and @Brandon1an on Instagram have suggested that this new iteration of the Kobe 9 will make its debut during the Holiday 2024 season. While there are no leaked images available yet, a mock-up rendering shared by the leakers offers a glimpse of what fans can expect.
The rumored “Gift of Mamba” Kobe 9 EM is anticipated to feature a sleek, tonal black color scheme across the entire engineered mesh upper, extending down to the tooling. In a departure from its predecessor, the Kobe 4, this version is rumored to incorporate a gold Swoosh logo on the sides, adding a touch of luxury to the design.
As of now, Nike has not officially confirmed any release details for the “Gift of Mamba” Kobe 9 EM. Fans eagerly awaiting this release will need to stay tuned for further updates, including a potential first look in the coming months. Keep an eye out for more information as it becomes available.