December 7, 2011 BY John Kim
Kobe Bryant – the five-time champion, thirteen-time NBA All-Star, one-time MVP, and two-time NBA Finals MVP – is a family man; his only ‘followers’ are his wife, two daughters, family, and close-knit group of friends. The Black Mamba chooses to stay off the social-networking grid, unlike his fellow Nike Basketball comrades like Kevin Durant and LeBron James, but that doesn’t mean Kobe isn’t watching intently. He tracks the progress of his enemies while staying ahead of the game through top-flight conditioning and the best performance basketball footwear line on his feet, and once the season starts on Christmas Day, he’ll shed the skin of fifteen seasons in the L and start anew.
Nike Basketball presents the Nike Zoom Kobe VII – the seventh signature installment of the historic and game-changing Zoom Kobe series. Once again inspired by the low-profile football-boot construction, the Kobe VII features a game-changing cushioning response system – Attack Fast and Attack Strong; Attack Fast is the perfect for the speed-dependent player, as the Phylon midsole with Zoom cushion units offer the ultimate in lightweight responsiveness. The Attack Strong adapts to the intense and physical style of play by offering the engineered power-stretch material on the ankle. In addition, the outer vessel is locked down with next-generation Flywire cables, a 3-D heel-clip for emphasized heel support, and the glass composite midfoot shank provides the necessary response to strike whenever necessary.
The design of the Nike Zoom Kobe VII also tells a unique story; Kobe Bryant, who calls himself the ‘Black Mamba’, is primarily a predator at heart. With that said, the upper skin simulates the look of three predator patterns mixed together – the Leopard, Great White Shark, and Black Mamba. The textured skin material is present on each shoe, and you’ve already seen some of the ‘predator’ colorways of the Kobe VII first on Sneaker News, which now comes full circle with Nike’s predator-inspired intent for the design. The Nike Zoom Kobe VII will officially launch on December 22nd, so continue reading for gallery of images and let us know what you think.
Nike Zoom Kobe VII System Supreme
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