I copped both Lebrons and the Kobe aways. I gotta say, I think I like the Kobes best. The white Lebrons were a bit of a disappointment for me. They looked way better in pics to me. They're nice...just not as nice as I expected based on the pics. The carbon fiber doesn't really make the gold swoosh stand out like I had hoped. The thing I love about the Kobes is the upper. It's very clean looking. I'm honestly considering sending back the white Lebrons and getting the Kobes in white. If I'm being totally honest though, the quality for the price doesn't seem like it's there...there is very visible glue around the heel cap on the Kobes. The quality of all of the shoes seems like any other shoe with the exception of the laces.....I haven't tried them on yet so I can't speak on the fit.