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Kobe Bryant is a signature Nike Basketball athlete, currently on his seventh signature shoe. Kobe Bryant is considered to be one of the greatest players of the current generation and in the history of the NBA. He has played his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers, but was originally drafted by the Charlotte Hornets.

NBA Feet: Kobe Bryant – Nike Zoom Kobe VII “Snakepool”

October 8th, 2012 by | 1 comment

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Kobe Bryant and the super-star loaded Los Angeles Lakers took to the court for the first time as a complete unit last night as they battled the Golden State Warriors in an exhibition match-up. While the sporting world had its eyes on the debut of Nash and Howard, the sneaker community couldn’t keep its eyes off of Kobe’s mis-matched feet; the ‘Snakepool’ Kobe VII has clearly made its mark on the sneaker community with the alternate color-blocking – something we’ve all done on a morning after a night out. More shots of Kobe and the Snakepools, so take a look and get ready for more NBA Feet coverage!

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Nike Zoom Kobe 8 Lifestyle

September 21st, 2012 by | 20 comments

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According to Nike, Kobe Bryant is a Lifestyle. Well, that, at least, is what Nike is attempting to convey with this Spring 2013 Kobe-branded model. Here’s a first look at the Nike Zoom Kobe 8 Lifestyle, which features a familiar profile (along the lines of the Kobe V-VII) with a surprising suede upper; the already low-pro Kobe concept is met with lifestyle-sneaker materials and accents, like the VacTech bulging toe and lace-placket and the stitched-on Swoosh on the medial side-wall of the shoe. The Kobe 8 Lifestyle is indeed the perfect mix of what we’ve come to know with the three most recent Zoom Kobe models with Nike Sportswear’s build techniques, but how will it fare in retail? More detailed viewings of this interesting Kobe model is just ahead so give them a thorough review and check out the full listing from dballaholic on eBay.

Nike Zoom Kobe 8 Lifestyle
University Red/University Red-Court Purple
Spring 2013

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Nike Zoom Kobe VII – White – Black – Purple – Gold

September 20th, 2012 by | 6 comments

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If Nike chooses to continue with the release schedule for the Kobe, we probably won’t see the Kobe VIII until early January (after Kobe introduces the shoe during the famed Christmas Day game). Til then, we’ll be treated to more Kobe VII colorways, like this amazing Lakers Home-inspired colorway with a sublime touch of white/grey speckling on the midsole. Add on the unique snakeskin-style applique on the tongue and ankle foxing and the golden interior lining and you’ve got perhaps one of the best Kobe VII colorways yet. A detailed gallery is just below, so take a look and we’ll let you know when these hit retailers on our side of the planet.

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Kobe Bryant in Air Jordan IV “White/Varsity Red”

September 13th, 2012 by | 11 comments

kobe bryant in air jordan iv white varsity red Kobe Bryant in Air Jordan IV White/Varsity Red

There was once upon a time in Kobe Bryant’s career when it wasn’t too out of the ordinary to see him wearing Air Jordan’s, his on court selection anchored by a sick set of retro PE’s during the time when his status as a Nike endorsed athlete was a bit shaky. With those days in the past said sightings are a bit more rare but do indeed still happen, this most recent one taking place during Kobe’s appearance at My Friend’s Place, an LA shelter for homeless youth that he’s helping in renovating. The sneakers: the Air Jordan IV retro that just hit over the summer in the white/varsity red colorway. Click through for some extra shots of Kobe in some skinny red jeans that may or may not have been borrowed from the closet of one Dwyane Wade and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Nike Black Mamba 24

September 9th, 2012 by | 7 comments

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Looks like there’s some more Kobe-branded goodies for the overseas cats – the low-pro and stylish Nike Black Mamba 24. Continuing with the ankle-less construction, the Black Mamba 24 adds in Hyperfuse cut-outs with other features carried over from Zoom Kobe heritage like the pronounced heel-counter. Five punchy colorways are expected to hit retailers in Asia, where the Kobe fandom is far greater than it is in the States, but do you think Nike Basketball should open up a channel for these Kobe kicks to the U.S. market? Check out the five colorways of the Black Mamba 24 and let us know if you think there should be more non-signature Kobe footwear available in your area.

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Pro Athletes And Sneakers Retrospective by Sports Illustrated

August 22nd, 2012 by | 10 comments

pro athletes sneakers sports illustrated Pro Athletes And Sneakers Retrospective by Sports Illustrated

The subject of sneakers has marched back into the mouths of the mainstream media this week, with quite a few outlets commenting on that $315 price tag that’s being slapped on to the Nike+ version of the Nike LeBron 10. So all of a sudden the typical topics that you see on sites like ours is getting lip service from less sneaker focused but still sports-centric publications – the widely subscribed Sports Illustrated being one of them. Sticking with the theme of the athlete/sneaker relationship they’ve dug up an impressive gallery of guys and gals from various sports caught with their footwear, some shots featuring signature silhouettes and some featuring models that were merely played in from time to time. Click through for the huge gallery that spans a good chunk of years with athletes like Wilt Chamberlain, Usain Bolt, Tim Duncan, Chamique Holdsclaw, Allen Iverson, Stephon Marbury, Ryan Lochte, and Jeremy Lin all featured and less us know if you think this is the beginning of sports media getting much more involved in the sneaker game.

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Kobe Bryant and Nike Zoom Kobe Showcase at Kicks Lounge, China

August 20th, 2012 by | 5 comments

kobe bryant at kicks lounge Kobe Bryant and Nike Zoom Kobe Showcase at Kicks Lounge, China

Yes, Kobe, you’ve had some amazing sneakers in the past. Now quit starin’. Kobe Bryant was once again the guest of honor at a special event at Nike Basketball Kicks Lounge out in China, where he addressed a lucky crowd with some of his thoughts on his signature line with Nike as well as the latest Nike Zoom Kobe VII ‘Gold Medal’. But perhaps the most impressive part of this event was the spread of Kobe classics lined up on a table; it starts with some of his earliest models like the Nike Air Zoom Kobe 1 of 2006 and ends with the most recent Kobe VII, so check out the sick display of rare Player Exclusives and Samples below and let us know what your favorite Kobe shoe is!

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