October 11, 2011 BY John Kim / 43
Kobe Bryant has remained relatively quiet this offseason, choosing to participate in overseas affairs rather than joining in on the summer league action with fellow NBA stars Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Carmelo Anthony. With all the attention going to the all-new Nike LeBron 9, as well as the three new Jordan Brand signatures, the Nike Zoom Kobe line, typically a December release, is patiently awaiting its moment in the spotlight. Here’s a look at a sample of the Nike Zoom Kobe VII in the White/Varsity Purple colorway; the white upper features contrasting black Flywire cables with a varsity purple midsole. A revised heel-cap as well as a rib-textured upper shell replaces the faux-snakeskin TPU skin, but clearly the keynote detail of the Kobe VII is the removable ankle lock-down bootie. You might’ve caught a glimpse at images of the Nike Zoom Kobe VII that circulated around the ‘net yesterday, but be advised that those were counterfeit replicas. We’ve got additional shots for you below so take a good look and stick with Sneaker News for more updates regarding the Nike Zoom Kobe VII. via aaront.
I have a sneaking suspicion that the Kobe 7 will be the greatest performance basketball shoe of all time
WTF!!!!!!?.......is goin on with these. Another EPIC FAIL following LBJ9's footsteps. NEEEEEEEEEEXT!!!!!!...........can't wait to see Kobe 8's. HEY PHIL KNIGHT, IT'S ABOUT TIME TO FIRE ALL YOUR DESIGNERS!!!!! COME BACK TINKER COME BACK!!!!!
smh! people need to see where there info is coming from, these are fakes, the final product, WILL NOT HAVE VISIBLE FLYWIRE, theirs a reason why they look so similar to the dreamseason
#NIKEZOOMKOBE7....IM LIKING THESE ALREADY...THAT ANKLE BOOTIE IS KINDA COOL.IT NEEDS A CLEAR_SOLE AND IT WILL BE GOOD...HAHAH..
Anyone notice the similarities to the AJ 7, or is it just me. Cuz the AJ had the hurrache technology too and the mountain on the side of the KB 7s, ehh idk
Like some people had mentioned, at least the inner bootie is removable. But as for the shoe itself, it looks like they were trying to make some Jordan 7 lowtops with a big fat swoosh on it.
well i didnt expect much b/c having a lowtop is already limited but also from the last kobe, i believe nike reached its technology peak with tht sig and the kobes can only get worst
i like these a lot. the 4s and 5s were nice the 6s were hyped way to much, that snake skin crap was garb. these go back to the basics. nice
The ankle strap will cover the NBA logo. Which is good. But from the looks give me the feel of the China spin off editions Dream Season and whatever the other one is called. These don't scream "signature shoes." These lightweight shoes are pretty much looking like thick heel counter with some "leather" then 3/4 of sneaker is cover with thin synthetic material. I was looking back at some old sneakers I own and its incredible how much has changed.
guys dont worry..these look like the dream season iv...i am sure the actually kobe vii will be sick like the sample black/white joints..it is all good. no season thou..not cool
Looks similar to Kobe IV. And i'm a big fan of IV's , so definately cop! Only negative is contrasted flywire
LOL the link leading to the all black pair of Kobe VII's that you referred to as 'counterfeit replicas'... they are actually wear test samples....