October 11, 2011 BY John Kim
Kobe Bryant has remained relatively quiet this offseason, choosing to participate in overseas affairs rather than joining in on the summer league action with fellow NBA stars Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Carmelo Anthony. With all the attention going to the all-new Nike LeBron 9, as well as the three new Jordan Brand signatures, the Nike Zoom Kobe line, typically a December release, is patiently awaiting its moment in the spotlight. Here’s a look at a sample of the Nike Zoom Kobe VII in the White/Varsity Purple colorway; the white upper features contrasting black Flywire cables with a varsity purple midsole. A revised heel-cap as well as a rib-textured upper shell replaces the faux-snakeskin TPU skin, but clearly the keynote detail of the Kobe VII is the removable ankle lock-down bootie. You might’ve caught a glimpse at images of the Nike Zoom Kobe VII that circulated around the ‘net yesterday, but be advised that those were counterfeit replicas. We’ve got additional shots for you below so take a good look and stick with Sneaker News for more updates regarding the Nike Zoom Kobe VII. via aaront.