October 18, 2012 BY John Kim / 6
Layupshot’s NBA superstar-inspired Air Force 1 Bespoke series continues with this detailed look at a Kobe Bryant design! They’ve managed to stick with a strict formula of using team jersey colorways (note – the team that originally drafted the player), player initials on the heel, and jeresy numbers embroidered on the shoe. The Kobe receives a visual boost with the elephant print toe-box and interior lining, but we can’t help but point out that it was the Charlotte Hornets and not the Lakers that picked Kobe in the ’96 draft (and err…Kobe wears 24 now)! A detailed gallery awaits so give it a look and let us know what you think about this ‘Rookie x All-Star’ Bespoke series.