Superheroes are so cool. They can fly. That’s pretty cool. They can shoot sticky web-like substances from their hands. They have steel fingers that spring out from the hands with the flick of a wrist. Supercool! But these days superheros are even cooler. No way! How is that possible? Not only do they have superpowers, the new age superheroes have tons of money and drive awesome cars. Heck, they even use state of the art jetpacks. I mean, come on! How cool is Iron Man? And this Batman guy, he is the coolest cat, I mean bat, of them all. Have you seen his car?
It is no wonder then, that Bruce Wayne has been immortalized by a pair of Kobe Bryant shoes. For the last 3 years Nike has dropped a colorway of the Kobe signature sneaker line that is appropriately titled the “Dark Knight”. Released along side a pair of his archnemisis, the Joker (who, by the way is also very cool), the Dark Knight has been blessed with his very own Kobe shoe since 2008. 1 additional model and colorway has already released with another on it’s way. The Kobe IV, V, VI all use black, silver, and neptune blue to create the coolest colorway ever seen on a pair of Kobe Bryant shoes. The king of Gotham City deserves nothing less.
In 2008, the Kobe IV “Dark Knight” was released to rave reviews. The comfort, stability and most importantly, the colorway, were one of the coolest pair of kicks to ever hit the market. Due to the success of the Kobe IV “Dark Knight”, Nike released the Kobe V “Dark Knight” the following year. Perhaps the best looking shoe of the series, it features a black upper, silver accents, and a clear translucent outsole. Nothing is cooler on a pair of basketball kicks than a translucent outsole. Cold-blooded! The accents of grey on the heel tab and Swoosh along with the dark, speckled two-toned laces are perfect in representing, the Dark Knight. The laces are what truly makes this shoe cool. Black laces speckled with Neptune blue may seem like a small detail. Wrong! Small details as true sneakerheads know are what makes a shoe special.
A new colorway of the Kobe VI is on its way and is strikingly similar to the Dark Knight’s of the past. Although it has not been officially tagged as this years Dark Knight, the resemblance to the last two year’s editions is uncanny. The upper is a snakeskin textured black tone accompanied by a Neptune blue Swoosh and featuring silver accents on the heel cup. Sound familiar?
Bruce Wayne, what a cool dude. Money, cars, and all kinds of cool body gear. It only makes sense then, that the Kobe Dark Knight editions would be some of the coolest Nike shoes for basketball. Not as cool as the Batman, but pretty damn cool.