29 Apr '14, 9pm

Clash of the Kicks Philippines Edition: Nike Kobe 9 EM vs. Nike Kobe 8

So the big news in the sneaker world today is the reveal (well, in an official capacity) of the Nike Kobe 9 EM “Philippines,” a new colorway that takes its design cues from a banig, a handwoven mat that is popular in most Philippine homes as well as residences in the West Covina, Eagle Rock and Cerritos area. Much like last year’s Nike Kobe 8 PP series, a collection of team bank colorways that represented several major colleges in the Philippines, these new Kobes appear to be a timed-exclusive that Filipinos (and those who live in the US with relatives back home… hint, hint…) will get to enjoy for the time being. So now you’re probably wondering how this basketball-crazed country that is known nowadays more for being the home of Manny Pacquiao got bragging rights over other countries two years in a row? Well, it started with adidas…

Full article: http://www.kicksonfire.com/2014/04/29/clash-kicks-philipp...

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