August 30, 2010 BY John Kim
By now you Kobe fans should have a clear idea of what the upper design of the Nike Zoom Kobe VI will look like, so here’s a closer look at what you can expect from the Kobe VI’s traction. The bottom sole features a one-of-a-kind traction design that features chambered grooves, perhaps acting as mini suction cups to keep your feet glued to the ground when making cuts around the hardwood. The forefoot features three prominent flex-grooves while the heel is designed with a Y-cut groove pattern for optimal 360-degree maneuverability. Speaking on the overall design of the traction pattern – one could assume that it is either inspired by snakeskin or perhaps derived from the heartbeat motif used in the Kobe V, or even a different human organ – the honeycomb infrastructure of the human lungs. There’s still a ton more about the Kobe VI that has yet to be revealed so stick with Sneaker News for all Kobe-related news, and let us know what you think of the new traction design. via NT.