The Kobe 9 EM ($159.99, 11.8 oz.) has been feeding fans of the signature line with one colorway each in June and July, with another - in Peach Cream/Bright Mango/Cannon/Medium Mint - coming Aug. 28. This "engineered mesh" model features a breathable mesh upper, and dynamic Flywire locks the foot down while allowing full natural motion. Pressure mapping enabled Nike to properly arrange the Lunarlon dual-density foam cushioning underfoot.
The Hyperdunk 2014 ($139.99, 11.4 oz.), which releases a dozen colorways in August, retains the laterally oriented herringbone traction pattern of the outsole, replacing the circular foot pods with diamond-shaped pods beneath the points of heaviest foot contact. A thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) brace cradles the heel, while Lunarlon dual-density foam returns in a full-length run through the midsole. Also returning is the Hyperfuse upper, while dynamic Flywire moves beneath that fused layer.
Nike's Zoom Soldier 8 ($129.99 and $139.99, 12 oz.) returns with "power flex traction," a textured outsole designed to grip the court like low-profile cleats while enabling natural flexibility. Cushioning the foot again are low-profile Zoom Air units in the heel and forefoot, encased in Phylon lightweight foam. New is a more open mesh panel around the midfoot, designed to allow more breathability. The collar strap ensures a snug fit to the ankle and lockdown for stability.
If it's colorways you're seeking, the Lunar Hyperquickness ($109.99, 11.8 oz.) may be a good place to start. After releasing four colorways in July and dropping three more in August, Nike crushes fans with 30 in September. Mesh covers most of the upper, which is fused to add strength to its breathability. With a silhouette similar to the Zoom Hyperquickness of last season, Nike replaced the Zoom Air units with full-length Lunarlon dual-density foam cushioning. The outsole is cored to reduce weight as well as lend some visibility to the Lunarlon within.
For players running the point, Nike offers the Zoom Run The One ($99.99, 11.2 oz.). The Swoosh released three colorways in July and will drop two more in August and eight in September. The low cut frees up the ankle for those who rely on slashing quickness. Synthetic backing features cutouts to reduce weight while retaining support. The midsole wraps up on the sides to lend lateral stability and houses a Zoom Air unit in the forefoot for low-profile cushioning.