December 11, 2011 BY John Kim / 62
One of the most popular colorways of the Nike Zoom Kobe VI was the Christmas Day 2010 ‘Grinch’. That nickname quickly stuck to the colorway for its obvious ties to the holiday, but the ‘Grinch’ was actually intended to be a ‘Green Mamba’, a real-life neon-green member of the mamba snake family. For the Nike Zoom Kobe VII, Kobe Bryant’s predatorial spirit branches out further into the wild, touching on the fierce and powerful aspects of the Great White Shark and the Cheetah, both brandishing lightning-quick speed and an inherent specialty of the hunt. Rumored to be Kobe’s Christmas Day 2011 sneaker, the Nike Zoom Kobe VII Supreme ‘Cheetah’ features a Violet/Black upper skin adapting the cheetah’s signature spotted appearance. The midsole, 3-D heel, and ‘Attack Strong’ Sleeve take on Volt and Electric Green with red laces finishing off the color profile. The ‘Cheetah’ cohesively bonds the Christmas Day ‘Grinch’ motif with the wild nature of the cheetah to form one of the funkiest Kobe VII designs we’ve seen thus far. We’ve got a look at the heel with the cheetah logo after the jump, so take a look and let us know what you think. via taobao.
Nike Zoom Kobe VII Supreme
Violet Pop/Volt-Ink-Electric Green
dope as hell to me,I wear what I like,if you don't like em,GTFOH internet critics/keyboard killers,its a cool concept on a shoe thats pushing the envelope,I can't wait to see the courtside sitters,rockin em,waiting to see The Mamba in em!
IM DOWN #PHUCCAHATER...ILL WEAR THESE AROUND MY CITY....ALL I HEAR I DONT LIKE THIS AND I DONT LIKE THIS.WHO GIVEZ A PHUCC WHAT YALL LIKE? HALF OF YALL STILL BUY IT AT THE END OF DA DAY....#KOBE7XMAS SHOE IM IN...
Of course fools will be calling them heat anything limited that you won't see in every store is heat no matter how ugly smh. You same idiots are the reason these colors continue to get release. Btw incase most of you guys are blind there is a cheetah on the back tab heance the nickname.
Best color way of this model so far. No my color scheme but the design is tuff. I think it would have been a much better shoe in a real cheetah color way though.
Actually kind of like these. Same colors used in the Grinches good stuff. The VII officially has grown on me
They'd be insanely dope without the cheetah print. That just throws it off though..if they wanted to make a cheetah inspired sneaker, they should have stuck with colors inspired by the animal..like the wolfs and shark kobes.
I've seen all of these hate comments about the design/color on the DB4s and i'm sure same thing will happen. sheeesh... smh...
love bright colors therfore love this shoe look amazingly comfortable def gonna cop well at least try with all the resellers out there its getting harder and harder
flat out sick!!! i am sold and count me in..i dont wanna start hype but i am sure HOH only...wanna see reg tongue aka play fast but must have for me!!! game on!!
Dont understand all the hate on the animals this year, pretty cool idea, especially the "Wolf" colorway. What I really don't understand is why this shoe is purple and green...
idk why people be hating just cuz its not the color of a real cheetah get over it shit man its going to be 2012 and all these haters will be the next ones saying "these are gaining on me" or "im starting to like these" haters
EPIC FAIL!! I DON'T CARE WHAT NOBODY SAYS!! WHOEVER IS DESIGNING THESES KICKS NEEDS TO GET LOCKED OUT
this year kobe kicks are nothing but gimmicks! putting animals on the back heel is corny! what are we in preschool, next they putting flashing lights in them