Kobe 9 iD Basketball Shoe DESIGNED FOR KOBE, MADE FOR YOUR GAME The Kobe 9 EM iD Men's Basketball Shoe provides 360 degrees of breathability with an engineered mesh upper, plus responsive cushioning and exceptional traction for a quick first step. It's now customizable with new graphics, glow options and midsole looks. COLOR IT UP The Kobe 9 EM iD comes in a wide palette of color choices, from basic to bold. Choose your favorite to put your personal stamp on your shoe. GO GLOW Stand out night or day with a glow outsole, available in five different colors, or choose a non-glow multicolor. SPECKLED MIDSOLE Splash your midsole with an eye-catching speckle. CHOOSE YOUR OUTSOLE The solid and translucent rubber outsoles grip the ground during hard cuts to the hoop. If you're an indoor player, choose the solid outsole for better gym-floor traction. If you spend most of your time on the blacktop, opt for the XDR Outdoor rubber outsole, designed specifically for outdoor play. TOTAL BREATHABILITY The dynamic upper is made of 90 percent mesh for 360 degrees of breathability, and it's tightly woven for strength and flex, creating a lightweight fit that bends naturally with the foot. LOW TO THE GROUND Layers of outsole rubber have been stripped away for a lightweight, minimal and low-to-the-ground feel without sacrificing the aggressive traction required for basketball's quick bursts and sudden changes of direction. MORE BENEFITS No-sew synthetic overlays at the toe and quarter panel for support Minimal foam-backed tongue for lightweight comfort 3D heel counter for lockdown NIKE ZOOM Nike Zoom cushioning is part of the Nike Air family, andlike its siblingsit's lightweight and durable. Because Nike Zoom cushioning is incredibly thin, it brings the foot closer to the ground and enhances stability, especially during quick cuts and multi-directional movements. After impact, the tightly stretched fibers inside the pressurized air unit quickly bounce back into shape, providing a super-responsive feel and improved awareness of the surface you're playing on. LUNARLON CUSHIONING Lunarlon cushioning features a soft, yet resilient foam core encased within a supportive foam carrier for lightweight, ultra-plush cushioning, springy response and support. This innovative foam, invented at Nike and 30 percent lighter than traditional Phylon, allows the force of impact to be more evenly distributed and helps reduce painful pressure points on your foot.