Really? In three whole years of the run of the Kobe Bryant signature sneaker line I can’t purchase a metallic gold colorway? Sure, there is candy apple green, bright orange, several different shades of yellow, purple, grey, and the basic red, blue, green, black and white colorways to choose from. Heck, even a mauve pair has been dropped. Did I miss any? Probably. But one thing I am absolutely sure of is this, there has been zero, not one, pair of metallic gold Kobe Bryant shoes dropped in the last three years. I am fully aware of the fact that metallic gold was used on the Kobe V “Big Stage” home and away editions. That doesn’t count. And, besides, those stunning kicks were virtually impossible to score due to the limited availability. Why won’t Nike make a basketball shoe using a solid metallic gold colored upper?
No, I can’t even use Nike iD to satisfy my craving for gold. Red, blue, black, grey, white, green, yellow, orange, and even some color they call “volt” can be used as an upper on the Kobe VI. But no metallic gold? How sweet would the snakeskin textured upper on the Kobe VI look all dressed up in metallic gold? This is the best sneaker for basketball and I can’t rock it in the color I want. Maybe I am just succumbing to human nature. That is, we all want what we can’t have. Perhaps if a Kobe shoe did exist in metallic gold I would just dismiss it and wish that I could get it in some other color. Like electric teal. No, no way, that definitely is a colorway I would not have a craving for.
Ok, I am done venting. I really don’t mean to be negative. The Kobe IV’s,V’s, and VI’s have dropped in some of the dopest colorways ever seen in the sneaker world. And I don’t own all of them. So, the best thing a true sneakerhead should do is count his or her blessings and appreciate the truly unique designs and colorways that Nike has dropped on us. The “Dark Knight” and “Chaos” are truly masterpieces. The “Bruce Lee” is unparalleled in colorway and theme. The four Kobe VI’s that made up the All-Star pack at last year’s festivities are works of art. I could go on and on. I am a huge fan of the colorways of the Kobe Bryant shoes.
I just want gold. If and when Kobe wins his 6th NBA championship, maybe Nike will make my dreams come true and drop a metallic gold Kobe colorway. I just hope I have plane fare and someone in Los Angeles to put me up for a few nights. Because if that happens, it’s gonna be a limited release. That’s alright, I am preparing for that right now. I just hope it happens.