March 7, 2012 BY John Kim / 27
If you’ve been keeping up with Lakers basketball post-All Star Weekend, you’d notice that Kobe’s shoes aren’t the only thing that’s transforming. After fracturing his nose at the hands of rival Dwyane Wade (although, Kobe wouldn’t say Wade is a rival), the Black Mamba was forced to wear a protective mask during games as a preventative measure, and even three games in, it seems that Kobe hasn’t found a mask that fits him just right, because just last night, Kobe sported a new face-mask – an unintentional ‘Away’ black mask that made him appear less like a basketball player and more like Kato from the Green Hornet series.
While Kobe is now on ‘Attask Masked’ mode, we’ll have to wait a little longer until the official debut of the Nike Zoom Kobe VII Elite, which features full-length Zoom Air, carbon fiber heel counters, and a retrograde design element in the snake-skin upper. A look at the new box also reveals a slide-out construction in a newly detailed exterior, featuring carbon fiber print and gold detailing. We’ll have some more detailed images for you soon, but check out these new images below and keep in mind the April 20th debut of the Elite. via hoopchina
Nike Zoom Kobe VII Elite
Black/Metallic Gold-Dark Grey
Clean Black... I always like Black colorways, they are not that flashy specially when playing.. Simple Clean Black with Sick Skills.. :)
I don't usually go for this colorway but..............................if I can get these on employee discount they will be rent-a-copped.
U newbies dont know ish..kobes are a performance shoe..im not going to say the price tag is justified, but there is a huge difference..FULL LENGTH ZOOM AIR!!!!! I have been waiting for this!!! U gjys dont know ish about shoes
I really like the diamond pattern, but I'll reserve complete judgment on what to buy (if any) once I see the Lebrons and hopefully KDs.
These shoes r sick but the price tag is just crazy. Nike is trying to reach the higher level players like college and up. I wish I could afford to buy these.
Still tryin to see where da 200 comes in... dam kobes aint even 180 fa da supreme system... should of made them 150 max