September 14, 2009 BY Aaron Hope
He may have escaped Shaq’s massive shadow, but it will take two more Larry O’Brien Trophies before Kobe Bryant can enter the ‘Jordan’ stratosphere. It’s unquestionable that Michael’s unmatched brilliance drives Kobe, clear that Air Jordan made a mark on Jellybean Bryant’s boy from a young age. When he left adidas back in 2003, KB24 wore a ton of different shoes, including a wide variety of Air Jordan retros.
The following year, he signed with Nike and helped them revive the Huarache line. The samples pictured above, then, are a glimpse into a summer romance that never was. The Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K4‘ x Air Jordan XI is one of those things we’d assume will never hit shelves, except for Nike’s recent zeal towards hybrid models. It’s actually pretty straightforward, with a simple white, black and red Huarache 2K4 upper connected to an AJXI sole that is conspicuous by its use of an opque black outsole. Take a look at the photos after the jump and let us know if you would have bought these. via Kenlu