The haters say Kobe Bryant’s lost a step, but his shoe game is still as deadly as ever. The Nike Kobe VII System Supreme drops December 22, and features customizable, interchangeable ankle and midsole support inserts. The Kobe VII’s two options give players the chance to maximize their game: whether it’s “Attack Fast” or “Attack Strong.” The difference? The Fast insert (above in Laker gold) has a Phylon midsole with Nike Zoom units in the forefoot and heel, providing lightweight responsiveness and a sock-like fit (no traditional tongue). The Strong offers a full-length Cushlon midsole and power-stretch material that provides comfort and breathability.
The VIIs also feature a raised skin pattern meant to embody Kobe’s predator-like instincts, and special graphic patterns will live “under the skin” in special colorways, which we’ve been told will be in the form of the Leopard, Great White Shark, Poison Dart Frog and Grey Wolf. And, in an interesting twist from Nike, you can pick up Kobe’s new shoe at two different price points: $180 for the Nike Zoom Kobe VII Supreme System, which comes with both Fast and Strong inserts, and $140 for the Nike Zoom Kobe VII System, without the Attack Strong insert.
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