Does anybody know what Kobe Bryant has been doing lately? Kobe has not been heard from since his Lakers earlier than expected exit from last year’s NBA playoffs. Is he hanging out somewhere in Europe getting ready to sign with a foreign basketball club? That is probably a distinct possibility considering an NBA regular season is not going to happen this year. But perhaps a more important question to ask at this point is, where is the newest colorway of the Kobe VI? It has been at least 3 weeks since a new colorway of the shoe has been spotted. I am really starting to get concerned. I really shouldn’t be though because a Kobe VI colorway that was spotted a few weeks ago has finally dropped. And it is a keeper.
The new Kobe VI has dropped in a beautiful Imperial Purple colorway and is available as a general release. Nice! Nike has been saving some of the best colorways of this shoe for last. This shoe is a gem. Dropping in a classic Laker colorway, the shoe is done primarily in a beautiful Imperial Purple. The upper, midsole, and outsole are done in this new Nike color. One of Nike’s versions of yellow, Del Sol, is featured on the Swoosh and speckled laces. It is a real shame that it looks there will be no NBA season. This shoe would have been perfect on the feet of Kobe or any other Laker. Season or not, this sneaker is available now for sneakerheads and Laker fans alike. Our season doesn’t ever end and can’t be locked out.
This new Kobe colorway won’t be the last. That is good news because the snakeskin textured upper of the Kobe VI definitely deserves to be dropped in as many different colors as possible. This scaly Flywire upper always seems to impress regardless of what color scheme is used. In fact, it looks like another Laker-inspired colorway that primarily uses white will be dropped in the very near future. In addition, a possible “Dark Knight” version could be on it’s way.
With a Kobe VII nowhere in sight, this new Imperial Purple colorway of the VI is very timely in its release. We have certainly been spoiled in recent months as a result of a Kobe shoe drop seemingly happening every week. Until the VII is spotted and subsequently released, there will be a few more of Kobe’s current Nike signature sneakers dropped. This Imperial Purple colorway may be one of the last of the VI’s. But, fear not, Kobe Bryant shoes for basketball will always be headline news. I am still wondering when Kobe will be headline news again.