August 24, 2012 BY John Kim
Nike has already tried working in snake-skin on a basketball shoe before – the Air Python on 1987 to be exact. Of course the Pythons and the Mambas don’t have much in common, although the Kobe should be credited for making the unique snake shell upper into a functional feature rather than one for glitz and glamour. The Kobe VI was first to introduce the snakeskin upper (given the scaly appearance thanks to TPU bits on the upper), but the VII took it to another level by making the material lighter and giving it an added ability of visual flair; shoes like the first Christmas release and even the ‘What The Kobe’ are perfect examples of how far the Kobe VII stretched, but tomorrow’s release of the ‘Cheetah’ may show that the more controlled graphic print might just be the optimal decision for the Kobe VII. Releasing tomorrow at Nike Basketball retailers, the Kobe VII ‘Cheetah’ – potentially the final Kobe VII of the year – will likely be a must-have for Kobe constituents, so don’t miss out by copping a pair now from yellownsxt on eBay.
Nike Zoom Kobe VII ‘Cheetah’
Circuit Orange/Medium Grey-Black-Sail