Once a staple colorway in the Nike Kobe line, it's been a few years since we've seen an official Lower Merion-inspired pair hit retail, but that will soon change with the Kobe 11.

Pictured here is the upcoming "Lower Merion" colorway, inspired by Kobe Bryant's high school. The team is represented with a mix a grey, dark red and white, along with an Aces logo on the heel.

What's obviously different about this pair from previous Kobe 11 releases is the Engineered Mesh (EM) upper, which replaces,Flyknit. Perhaps the thinking was to create a sporty look to coincide with Kobe's varsity days.

This pair is scheduled to release next Saturday, Apr. 9 for $160. Be sure to hit the follow button for updates.

‚ÄčNike Kobe 11 "Lower Merion"
Release Date: 04/09/16
Color: Cool Grey/Team Red-Wolf Grey
Style #: 836183-006
Price: $160

UPDATE 4/5: Official Nike images of the "Lower Merion" Kobe 11s.

Images via Foot Locker EU

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