November 30, 2011 BY John Kim / 39
The ‘Black Mamba‘ is a nickname that Kobe Bryant assigned himself, claiming his desire for his on-court play to be that of the Black Mamba snake, which strikes with 99% accuracy at maximum speed. For the Nike Zoom Kobe VII, which features the ‘Play Fast’ removable cushioning unit, Kobe will assume the identities of a few more speed-dependent wildlife beasts. Check out Nike Zoom Kobe VII ‘Shark’, featuring a Treasure Blue/White-Black colorway with a tantalizing deep-blue ocean inspired design on the upper and a shark logo on the heel; we haven’t seen much in terms of colorways from the Kobe VII, but this not only gives us a hint at a non-Lakers colorway, but also the possibilities in terms of design concepts and themes. Sharks are one of the most feared animals on the planet, with power and strength being its primary mode of attack, and the ‘Play Fast’ cushioning should enable Kobe to attach his prey and move to the top of the food chain and regain the NBA Championship. We’ve got a detailed set of images of this March 2012 release, so take a good look and stick with Sneaker News for more Nike Zoom Kobe VII updates because we’ve got a lot more coming your way.
Nike Zoom Kobe VII
Obsidian/White-Blue Grey-Current Blue
Im lovin these Kobe VII, STFU haters, you seen the new Kevin Durant shoe? ugly as yo momma. Kobe's are so comfortable and light to wear casually, even if you dont ball in em. Dont like em? Dont buy em and STFU The Kobe 7's look like an updated model of the kobe 5's which i fkin LOVE! they didnt try to get too funky and fuk it up... great looking shoe. dont complain about paying a lil extra for a rarer colorway, DONT BUY IT. Its like complaining about the Kobe 5 BRUCE LEE edition, they were OFF THE HOOK.
Did anybody else notice that the color description below the paragraph said Wolf Grey/Black-Total Orange?? Oh yeah sick shoe!
Maybe they r called the Sharks because when people see em' on ur feet they'll bite off you & go buy themselves a pair. Just joking.
I like the animal theme they're going with..it should make for some interesting colorways. These are by far the best color in the new Kobes though..I really like the water pattern.
i like da shark them... might have to grab a pair of these in March.. hopefully my wallet isnt too dented frum all da Feb releases
I thought the different animals were supposed to signify different performance aspect and features of the shoe? More hype bullshit. Stick a shark on the back, that will sell. Surely the black mama should signify speed and response, the cheetah maybe even a lighter weight version of the shoe and the shark should be the play strong model with maybe more support features? You even say in the article sharks rely on power and strength! Nike should give Me a job, at least my gimmickery would be in line with performance aspects of the shoe, rather than just adding a new logo and water theme colorway.
You are right man. Ignore the negative votes. I see no connection between Kobe and the shark,, maybe they both feed on seals.. :)
Again minus votes for having a brain and making relevant comments, get a grip suckers. you are aware of all the be Nike published when the shoe was announced I assume? that the 3 different animals would represent different performance features in each model? so far they all appear the same.
you're completely right, i'll get a doozie of negatives, but Paul you hit the nail on the head, if there was something "sharky" about the shoe besides the image of a shark that would be awesome. Kobe VIs had at least 100 color combos it seems, so I'm sure VIIs will take it up a notch
mah collection is better then yur broke ass...only stupid ass ppl like yuh buy these shoes...soo get off kobes dick at least for a min !
Were not arguing about colors and nicknames, I merely mentioned that Nike advertised the shoe based on 3 different performance models, and has raised the price on the shoes, based solely on attaching names of animals to them, the only variance being, one has a higher inner boot, and one has a "play strong" insole, which to date we know nothing about. Is it lunar foam? Is it air max? All valid questions considering the price variance of the editions and the fact its a PERFORMANCE SHOE!! if you want to pay an extra 50 bucks for a shoe solely because it had a shark logo on it the charge on muppet. I want to know whattech advantages the different shie offer for my 50 bucks other than a logo because, omg! I actually play basketball i. Basketball shoes. Maybe if you actually read what we were talking about you wouldn't have came across as such an idiot. Who's the fag now retard?