From the weird world of unreleased Nike samples, we bring you the “Tile Posite” sample of the Nike Zoom Kobe III. Clearly the upper is made of some sort of composite material that Nike dubbed “Tile Posite”, which is built via a seamless one-piece upper and some eccentric cut-outs around the foot for ventilation and/or aesthetics. The released version of the Nike Zoom Kobe III (if you young’ns can even remember) wasn’t much more subdued in comparison, using a funky “tiled” cutout of squares stretched out to fit over the foot, so perhaps this sample we’re seeing here is before the actual “Tile Posite” was even applied. In any case,we’ve got a gallery for you peer at below, so take a look and let us know if you have any Kobe IIIs in your collection.
These are straight filfthy! I was just saying yesterday that now is the time for a Kobe Retro III release, as he is on the shelf. Also Kobe will more than likely be in a high top upon his return, per doctors orders. I would cop at least 2 pair. One to hoop in and one for casual wear. Nike, just do it already!