Kobe Bryant’s signature sneaker line has produced some pretty impressive basketball shoes. It all started with the Kobe IV. That was the shoe that made the low-cut shoe the most popular shoe among the basketball community. Not only was this shoe built with the highest performance standards in the industry, it was released in the most creative colorways a basketball shoe has ever seen. Since that initial Kobe shoe was released, the two editions that followed raised the bar for high performance and color design. The last three years of Kobe shoe drops have allowed sneakerheads to cop some of the most unimaginable sneakers created. Well, folks, it is only going to get better. Or, should I say, better and better and better. That’s because the Kobe VII will release in three different models. That means three times as many colorways as the previous three years have seen! Excited yet?
The three different editions of this shoe will be labeled “base”, “supreme”, and “elite”. The price points will be $140,$180, and $200. The base model will include a removable ankle sleeve. This ankle sleeve is attached to the inner sole and also serves as the tongue of the shoe. This unique support system has been labeled “Play Fast.” The supreme model uses an upper that provides a shell for a removable midsole and bootie. This removable piece will see the bootie extend above the ankle and has been labeled “Play Strong.”
Details on what kind of removable support system that will be used on the elite edition have not been disclosed yet. After seeing the innovative technology that the base and supreme editions will be using,I am guessing some sort of jet powered engineering technology may be used. A miniature jet pack perhaps?
The best low-cut basketball shoe will now see three different new and innovative technologies applied to it’s construction. The Kobe signature shoe continues to push the envelope in performance design. As it has been the case from the beginning and continued this year, Kobe is and has been an integral part of the design process. There is no other basketball player who invests as much time and effort into the making of his signature shoe. As a result, the new generation of the low-cut basketball shoe can be traced back to the influence that Kobe Bryant had on the making of his first Nike Zoom signature shoe.
The Kobe VII will continues the evolution of the low-cut basketball shoe. His original Nike shoe for basketball started the process. This shoe will continue that process.