February 2, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 12
From one black Kobe 7 with prominent accent colors to another where the off shades steal the show, we continue our morning full of the Black Mamba’s latest signature with a colorway that’ll be hitting retailers most likely before any of the others we’ve already previewed. The Nike Zoom Kobe VII ‘BHM’ celebrates Black History Month 2012 with a black/grey tonal build highlighted by a multicolor faux-woven print that offers a nice burst of energy when compared to the more somber black and gold collection from last year. We expect each of Nike Basketball’s big three in select stores like Rock City Kicks in their BHM garb next Saturday, February 11th, and you can see more images of these after the jump in the mean time.
Kente cloth pattern all over the shoe, wow. Because nothing says Black history like Kente cloth right? This is unimaginative and boring. Egypt is in Africa how about hieroglyphics or something anything other than something that they've used a hundred times.
i know what you mean, alot of them are "so-so" to me, nothing like last years colorways, but there's still hope i guess
I agree with you, hieroglyphics would have been dope too, BUT these aren't an "epic fail" like you make them sound to be.. imo i think nike did a pretty decent job, and most ppl that don't have any African heritage won't be feelin these shoes regardless. imma def cop next weekend though!
I never said they were an "epic fail", however they are boring. Kente pattern no matter the color is still kente. They need to go in a different direction for future releases in my opinion.