Performance Review First Impression: Kobe IX EM Low – On Court

Prose: Jake Sittler (@jtsittler)

I was able to get a solid hour workout in the Kobe IX EM Low the other night and came away with a few insights:

– Traction is insane – maybe the best I’ve tested so far. You could smell the burning rubber as you broke them in. It is a fairly soft compound though, so we’ll see how it holds up.

– Overall fit reminds me a lot of the Kobe VI. I went a half size down to an 11 in the IX EM Low, and the fit is very snug. The shoe just laces up really well and locks you into the footbed. No slippage at all on first wearing.

– I do wonder about the midfoot support, since it’s a drop-in Lunarlon midsole (very comfortable, though not especially supportive). Time will tell as I get more hours in them.

Here’s the video:

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s