If you like white uppers and gum bottoms on your sneakers, Nike’s upcoming summer collection is just the thing for you. Kicks that will be getting the summertime treatment include the Kobe 11 EM, LeBron 13 Low, KD 9 and Kyrie 2.
Nike Kobe 11 EM
As its name implies, the Kobe 11 EM is mainly composed of engineered mesh, with fuse material along high-wear areas. Its latest colorway will have a predominantly white upper and a bright crimson Kobe logo on the tongue.
According to The Sole Bros, the Kobe 11 EM sports a full-length drop-in Lunarlon midsole with a beefy Zoom unit on the heel. It features Nike’s Dynamic Flywire lacing system, as well as perforated mesh in the midfoot area for maximum ventilation.
Nike LeBron 13 Low
The new variant of the LeBron 13 Low is tainted in white, stealth and bright crimson. The gum bottom on the outsole only extends from the toe to the midfoot area. The heel, which prevents the 180-degree Max Air unit from popping, is colored in gray.
The LeBron 13 Low sports a one bootie construction made of foam and mesh overlays. Two hexagonal Zoom units are embedded in the forefoot are of the midsole for low-profile impact protection.
Sole Shift noted that the LeBron 13 Low works best as a lifestyle sneaker. It simply lacks the adequate fit and lockdown to be deemed playable on court.
Nike KD 9
Moving on to the KD 9, its summer colorway is the most vibrant of the bunch. Aside from its white upper and gum outsole, the shoe features metallic silver swooshes, a bright crimson pull tap and neon green lace loops.
Its main selling point is its full-length Zoom unit that is segmented on the forefoot. The innovative setup from Nike provides all the comfort full-length Zoom has to offer, while allowing free range of motion.
Nike Kyrie 2
The summer motif of the Kyrie 2 is arguably the most modest colorway of the sneaker to date. Kyrie Irving’s second signature shoe has released in a handful of wicked colorways in the past. Nevertheless, sneaker junkies might want to purchase the gum bottom version to further bolster their Kyrie 2 collection.
All four sneakers in the Nike Basketball Summer Pack will be available via SNKRS starting Wednesday, August 31. Prices for each sneaker ranges from $120 to $150.