KB24 and His Roots with the Kobe 4 Phily Edition
Kobe Bryant maybe the King of Los Angeles today, but he is and forever will be the pride of Philadelphia. Philadelphia is where Kobe was born. He grew up there before he travelled the world with his family, after which he came back to the States to become one the greatest NBA players of all time. One of the ways he pays his respects to his hometown is through the release of the Zoom Kobe 4 Phil Edition. This shoe screams Philadelphia through and through and when Kobe wears it, it shows his pride for the city he was born in.
The Zoom Kobe 4 Phily Edition is one of the most sought after and limited edition Kobe 4 shoes. This is on account of their beautiful aesthetics, not to mention their high level of shoe engineering. The design looks, in every inch, like something that would be inspired by Philadelphia. Its color scheme is predominantly blue with checkered red-and-white shoe laces. The ankle collar is emblazoned with shadow-blue stars, while the sock liner reads “8-23-78,” the Black Mamba’s birthday. The shoe looks very patriotic and is a great way for Nike and Kobe Bryant to pay homage to the great city of Philadelphia.
The Zoom Kobe 4 Phily Edition remains to have the technological edge found in all Kobe 4 shoes. It has Flywire technology, Lunar Foam, and the same lightweight feel when you wear them. As with all Kobe shoes in general, the Phily Editions wears Kobe’s signature at the back of the heel and the Kobe crest at the tongue of the shoes. Nike didn’t fail at all to get KB24 back in touch with his roots.