A brand new spanking new pair of Kobe Bryant shoes has dropped. Stop the presses! No…that won’t be necessary. A Kobe VI is released, as we all know, once a week these days. A new Kobe shoe sighting is not breaking news. But what is breaking news is that the new colorway actually uses the colors of the Los Angeles Lakers. This time it is purple, no wait a second, imperial purple that is the primary color used on this new shoe. What the hell is imperial purple? I guess it is purple in which a very cool descriptive Nike term is attached.
The new Kobe VI colorway features this cool imperial purple on the standard snakeskin upper, midsole, heel cup and cage, inner lining, laces, and the forefoot portion of the outsole. Are you getting the picture? This is a very imperial purple shoe. Del Sol, another cool Nike term for yellow, is used on the Swoosh and Kobe logo. This colorway just might be the closest to Laker colors that we have ever seen on a pair of Kobe Bryant shoes.
Unfortunately, it might be the last…at least in the very near future. The NBA lockout is looming closer on the horizon and there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of good news coming from the NBA Players Association or the owners. If there is indeed no NBA season this year, and it certainly is looking like that will be the case, sneakerheads will have to do without new editions and colorways of the Kobe Bryant signature sneaker line. Oh, the horror!
Correct me if I am wrong, but NBA players are millionaires. Owners of NBA franchises are millionaires. Both players and owners alike, who have done quite well financially, are actually haggling over who should have more money. What!? Not being able to watch NBA basketball games is one thing. Not being able to cop a brand new edition of a Kobe shoe is another thing. The thought of a week going by without a Kobe shoe drop is outrageous!
The reality is that there may not be new editions and colorways of the Kobe Bryant shoe line in the near future. It that indeed is the case, sneakerheads had better head over to Nike.com or Eastbay.com and grab themselves a pair of Kobe VI’s while they are still available. This includes the new Imperial Purple colorway that will sell out quickly. I, for one, will be stocking up on one of the best Nike shoes for basketball