Zoom Kobe 4 All Star Edition – The West All Star Team

Kobe 4 Goes Red for the West All Star Team

Three things make you a great basketball player: An MVP Award; an NBA Championship; and a first-string All Star slot. Kobe Bryant has all of these and even more. That is because he has a shoe that is not only inspired by his game, but was also released just for his All Star campaign for 2009. The Nike Zoom Kobe 4 All Star Edition was released to promote Kobe Bryant’s 2009 All Star campaign for the West All Star Team as starting point guard. Bryant himself wore these shoes on the game itself.

The Zoom Kobe IV All Star Edition boasts of the same high-tech and innovative Kobe 4 features, but with an All Star twist. The shoes were aesthetically designed to complement the West All Star Team’s jersey. Red is a very unusual color for a Kobe shoe. The color is usually associated with Bryant’s rival, LeBron James. But since the overall color scheme of the West All Star Team was white and red in 2009, Nike took advantage of the rare situation. They made a Kobe 4 shoe that was predominantly red, with hints of white. It perfectly complimented Kobe’s West uniform. It sold like hotcakes after the Black Mamba used them for the East versus West game in the 2009 NBA All Star Week.

The Zoom Kobe 4 All Star Edition is a real limited edition piece because of its unique color scheme, and great engineering. Along with the glossy red exterior design, it also boasts of Kobe IV’s signature Flywire and Lunar Foam technologies. This is shoe is a must-have for any footwear collector, regardless if they’re Kobe fans or not. This is a definite classic.

Kobe 5 TB Shoes

The age of high-cut, bulky basketball shoes is already coming to its end with the release a new line of Kobe shoes produced by Nike. This time, Nike has brought out the Kobe 5 TB in its arsenal of high performing basketball shoes.

Before you scrutinize how these shoes really perform on the hard court, your eyes will first be drawn to how this piece of footwear works. The design is a reminiscent of a classic sneaker with simple combination of basic colors that are not hard on one’s eyes. The TB or Team Bank shoes are somehow similar to other Kobe V shoes in terms of its design foundation. What separates the TB shoes to the other Kobe 5 shoes is its simple fusion of solid red or blue, white, and gray. Yes, these shoes come in two color variations that can remind you of how classic basketball shoes look in the past.

In terms of its performance, no one can contest the fact that this is a Nike creation, and more importantly, a Kobe brand. With its low cut, it is definitely perfect for sprinting with its ultra light weight. Running from one end of the court to the other would be stress-free when you wear these shoes. If it’s perfect for running, then it’s also highly ideal for jumping when you’re eyeing to do that Kobe dunk. This is due to the engineering of these basketball shoes made with Flywire that makes these shoes so light that you can’t feel any weight as you play on the hard court. The design is also durable especially made for tough hard court action.

If you’re after a pair of basketball shoes that enables you to play on the hard court like a pro, then Kobe 5 TB is what you should try.

Zoom Kobe 5 (V) Chaos Edition

The Kobe 5 Chaos: Shoes for Both the Court and the Club

Your feet will be bursting with cool colors when you wear the Zoom Kobe 5 – Chaos Edition. The Chaos edition is a variant of the Zoom Kobe 5 that was released on December 26, 2009. This is part of the signature line of the Black Mamba that’s great not only for a round of hoops, but also for going and out and partying.

The Zoom Kobe 5 – Chaos Edition is a great pair for both athletic and leisurely activities. The shoe is designed with a low-cut ankle, which is a signature feature of Kobe shoes. This shoe is the first release of Nike for the Zoom Kobe line after Bryant and his team won the 2009 NBA Championships, and the celebration is evident in the aesthetic of the shoes.

The shoes are designed with a mix of different colors inspired by an electric-metallic palette. The base color of the exterior is basic white, with patches of metallic chameleon. The midsoles are also white, but speckled with bright red-orange highlights. The shoelaces are of a deep dark plum color, also hinted with bright red-orange speckles. The sole of the shoes is predominantly lime green. Of course, as always, it bears Nike’s signature checkmark or the Swoosh (in lime green as well) and the signature Kobe logo in both the heel and the tongue of the shoes.

The Zoom Kobe 5 – Chaos Edition is very lightweight, so it’s great for both sports and practical use. Male celebrities like Kanye West have made this pair part of their impressive and fashionable shoe collections. The Kobe 5 Chaos is a guaranteed head-turner. Inspired by Kobe and worn by Kanyeâ”EUR why wouldn’t you want it?

Concord Kobe Bryant Shoes

The Nike Zoom Kobe VI was first dropped into the sneaker world in late 2010. This shoe, the third model in the hugely popular Kobe Bryant signature sneaker line, was released as a low-cut basketball shoe. Although identical in cut, the Kobe VI was not identical in appearance to the previous Kobe’s. The Kobe VI was released with a scaly snakeskin textured upper. The reptilian look of the shoe representated the “Black Mamba” perfectly. Many sneakerheads, including yours truly, were very skeptical. It seemed to us, that this new upper was simply a gimmick….or so we thought.

One of the first colorways the skeptical sneakerheads I run with saw drop, was dubbed “Concord”. The upper was all white and featured a black Swoosh. The scaly texture of this upper really popped and many skeptics were already second guessing themselves. In addition to the snakeskin textured upper, the shoe featured purple on the midsole, heel cage, inner lining, and the Kobe logo. Pearl white leather was used on the tongue tip and the heel portion of the outsole. Like the Kobe IV and Kobe V, Nike flywire was used in the construction of the upper to provide ultimate lightweight stability that Kobe Bryant shoes have become renown for.

In the past, Nike has initially dropped a pretty tame, primarily one colored model when releasing a Kobe Bryant shoe. This was the case with the Kobe VI “Concord”. Perhaps this was done to showcase the innovative technology that Nike continues to excel at. Or, perhaps it is was done to test the market a get a sense of what colorways would sell. Regardless, it is safe to say that the Kobe VI “Concord” quieted the skeptics. And made them believers in the process.

After the basic colorways that dropped in white, black, and purple; the Kobe VI preceded to assault our senses in a variety of multi-colored uppers. Candy apple green, eggplant, bright orange, yellow, and a grey-mauve color were all featured on the upper of the shoe. As a former skeptic, I had to say that the scaly snakeskin never looked so good! The “Grinch”, “Chaos”, “Sunset”, and “China” editions of this Kobe shoe will go down in history as the most unique, creative visual designs ever seen on a basketball shoe.

Colorways aside, what truly makes the Kobe VI one of the best Nike shoes for basketball is the technology used in the construction. The moldable upper, Flywire in the side panels, and Nike Air units in the forefoot and heel portions of the sole make this the most cushioned, lightweight, high performance low-cut basketball shoe on the market.

The Kobe VI was an excellent addition to the line of Kobe Bryant shoes. I, like a large number of sneakerheads will admit to that now. I am a true believer.