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First Look Nike Zoom Kobe VII Reveal

Nike Zoom Kobe VII Sample

Whether Kobe Bryant ever obtains his sixth championship ring remains to be seen.  While that result is looking more daunting than ever following the mind-boggling demise of the Lakers this year and major changes on the horizon, what we do know is that his relationship with Nike never sleeps and the show must go on.  Today, we’ll take a quick look at the first sample shots of the Nike Zoom Kobe VII.

Based on these photos, it appears that the overall silhouette is returning to a form more similar to that of the Nike Zoom Kobe IV.  The midsole is clearly more assertive than we’ve seen with more recent Mamba kicks, but it is definitely taking a step towards the thicker build of the IV.  The upper and heel look more plush as well compared to the Kobe VI and Kobe V, which both aimed for ultimate light weight, but it appears this upcoming signature pair will be built with support and cushioning as top priorities.  Whether this is based on the ankle injuries Bryant has endured in the last couple of seasons, may never be publicly known, but perhaps by now, Nike has a much better idea of what works best for Kobe and can implement the strengths of the past three sneakers.  Rumor has it that Nike’s Torch material will more than likely be used on this version as well.

It will be quite some time before we see a finalized model of the Nike Zoom Kobe VII, but it’s sure fun to see the beginning stages of the production process.  Kobe’s ring count will obviously not match his shoes this year, but if there’s anything to be said about him, we know that the Black Mamba on a full five months of rest can’t be good news for the rest of the league come next season.

What are your thoughts on the first look at the Kobe VII?

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Nike Zoom Kobe VII Sample
Nike Zoom Kobe VII Sample
Nike Zoom Kobe VII Sample

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