May 4, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 10
Most sneakerheads know that Kobe Bryant was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in 1996 after foregoing a scholarship to Duke University thanks to annual ‘What if?’ colorways. Here’s another we can add to that list, going even more hypothetical to imagine what might have happened had Kobe been born just a couple years earlier. Either that, or had Michigan won an NCAA championship with the Fab Five, The Lil Mamba might have ended up in Ann Arbor in a look similar to this new Nike Zoom Kobe VII. The combination of a dark upper plus yellow accents and a white sole might make you squint from afar if you’re expecting purple, because this pair’s navy blue Flywire shell is so close to and yet so far from the Lakers’ traditional colors. There’s also a unique heel icon that may be tied in with an upcoming WBF event or perhaps something related to the Olympic summer; stay tuned for more details. Check out this new Kobe 7 after the jump, let us know where these stand amongst the ZK7 crowd and stick with Sneaker News for release info. Photos: SA
Nike Zoom Kobe VII
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That was a pretty lame read/intro or whatever, but I've been wondering why they have yet to do a "draft-day" colorway for the VII.
That logo on the back deff has something to do with the olympics. It has 12 in it a basketball net and what looks like a globe in it with a gold medal type backround. But still a nice colorway yet to be seen on the kobe 7. Doubt ill grab depending on what colorways they pit out in the elite series
Why?...why? why? Please stop the carnage. For Kobe being so great paired with these loss-of-beauty 7s makes me faint. My fragile heart aches.