So what makes a pair of shoes unique? Well, if you are talking about shoes for basketball, a pair of Kobe Bryant shoes in any model or colorway can certainly be considered unique. Unique in that a majority of Kobe’s shoes are without equal. They are distinctively different. But even among the most unique shoes in the Kobe signature sneaker line there is one pair that is much more unique than it’s counterparts.
The most unique pair of Kobe shoes produced is actually two pairs. Released at selected European retailers as the “FC Barcelona Pack”, these two pairs of Kobe VI’s are definitely without equal in appearance, quality, and performance. Representing Kobe’s favorite European football club, these sneakers sport two different colorways that were inspired by the two different uniforms that the Barcelona Football Club sports.
Both pairs have a striped inner liner that represents the soccer jerseys of the Barcelona club. This is what truly makes these shoes unique as this has never been seen on a Kobe VI or, for that matter, any pair of Nike basketball shoes. One pair is a bright mango while the second combines dark blue with yellow and red accents on the upper and heel cup. Top both shoes off with the FC Barcelona crest and you have the most unique pairs of shoes Nike has made for Kobe.
The inspiration for these unique shoes came from Kobe’s well know passion for the game of soccer. In fact, Kobe was spotted more than once at last year’s World Cup. As has been the case with the Nike Kobe signature shoe line from the beginning, the creativity and uniqueness of these special editions is unparalleled. Not only are these the most unique Kobe shoes, they may be the most difficult pair to find due to the extremely limited release amount and the fact that they were only released on foreign soil.
If you were one of the lucky sneakerheads to get your hands on a pair of either one of these shoes, I truly envy you. This may be the holy grail of the Kobe VI line. If you weren’t and would love to own a pair, eBay awaits you. But be prepared to spend some serious cash, these kicks will run you. The scarcity alone makes these one of the most expensive Kobe sneakers ever made.
Not only are the FC Barcelona Kobe VI’s the most unique sneakers in his entire shoe line, they are some of the best basketball shoes ever made. But stay tuned, if the boys at Nike have anything to do about it, there are going to be more of “the best basketball shoes ever made” in our future.