December 8, 2009 BY Aaron Kr.
Los Angeles Forum 5:01pm PST.
If you’ve been following our Zoom Kobe V odyssey today, you’ve likely already caught some glimpses of the shoe, but now we finally bring you some detailed images of the officially unveiled final product. Following up on the wild popularity of the Zoom Kobe IV, the next installment is finally here for your viewing pleasure. Obviously, some sample pics have already leaked, but here’s your first chance to see the bonafide end product, straight from Kobe’s hands to your eyes. As you can see, the combination of form and function has come together beautifully, with the end result being an incredibly lightweight and responsive shoe that also happens to sport a undeniably sleek look. Enjoy these pics for now and stay tuned for more images and info on one of the most cutting edge designs to ever come from the minds at Nike Basketball.
LOW-CUT PROFILE for unrestricted, multi-directional cuts on the court.
HEAT-BONDED OVERLAYS are lighter, more consistent, and less abrasive than a traditional stitched upper
PERFORATED TONGUE, vamp and quarter enhance breathability
HEARTBEAT TRACTION PATTERN is inspired by Kobe’s passion, providing maximum grip on the court using less material
GLASS/CARBON FIBER WEAVE SHANK PLATE provides mid-foot control and rigidity while the sculpted medial arch design enhances lockdown
DECOUPLED HEEL maximizes contact surface with optimal motion design
SCULPTED HEEL COUNTER enhances lockdown
NIKE ZOOM UNITS in heel and forefoot and injection Phylon in mid-foot provide a superior cushioning system
FLYWIRE provides medial- and lateral-specific support in a lighter-weight package
ENHANCED OUTRIGGER stabilizes forefoot, gripping the floor on hard lateral cuts
KOBE CODE dot matrix language sequence found throughout Kobe product this season
REINFORCED TOE BOX is ergonomically designed to increase durability