words // Brandon Richard

We've already seen in the Nike Kobe 9 in ultra high and low cuts; now the model scales back up to mid for an EXT release later this year.

This Kobe 9 Mid takes on a black snakeskin leather upper, a sharp contrast from the Flyknit and Engineered Mesh constructed versions of the model we've seen thus far. The Swoosh branding has been repositioned, the TPU midsole insets sport a chrome finish and the shoe rests atop a gum rubber outsole.

There's no stateside release information for the Kobe 9 Mid EXT QS, but Nike Australia has the model pegged for an August 1 drop. Let us know what you think about the latest version of Kobe's sig and keep it locked for US release updates.

UPDATE: Nike Sportswear as posted a new image, as well as release info for this upcoming launch. It will be available at nike.com/sportswear, as well as select retailers, on August 23rd. 

08/23/14 Nike Kobe 9 Mid EXT
704286-001 Black/Black
$225.00

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image via DRE DAY I3