If Kobe Bryant had decided against the low-cut ‘experiment’ that was last year’s Nike Zoom Kobe IV, there’s a very good chance his Zoom Kobe V would have looked like this. KB24 rocked Hyperdunks and Huaraches long before the ZKIV or ZKV came out, so this Nike Hyperdunk 2010 would be right up his alley.
This black Lakers colorway makes it even more obvious that what we’re seeing is very similar to a ZKV sole with the most cutting-edge Hyper- series upper available. In this case, cutting-edge means that the Flywire strands are embedded directly into a TPU upper, meaning the translucency that has marked the series is possibly coming to an end. In any case, this pair will hit at Nike Basketball retailers like Foot Locker this summer, so stick with Sneaker News for updates.