Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 at 10:58 am  |  40 responses

Kicks: New Zoom Kobe VII Colorways

Introducing the ‘Volt,’ ‘Shark,’ ‘Wolf’ and ‘Duke.’

Images via Modern Notoriety

Now that basketball is back, expect the ’11-12 sneakers to start rolling in. First up is the Kobe VII, as we were introduced to three new colorways this morning. Behold the Voltthe Sharkthe Wolf and a Duke PE. Kobe’s kicks retail at $140, and according to our sources at Modern Notoriety, the Shark and Wolf are part of an upcoming Nike Zoom Kobe VII “Predator Pack” to be released in 2012, which will include other “animal” elements like a Snake and a Cheetah. Clearly, The Black Mamba is celebrating the NBA’s return in style, and bringing some of the animal kingdom with him.

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  • Red Star


  • tomtom

    It’s times like this i wish i had sturdy enough ankles to wear lows :( ..

  • http://hwww.twitter.com_dfrance dfrance21

    I feel you tomtom. I think I’m gonna get a pair of last years Kobes on the cheap and ball in them to see if my ankles hold up. If they don’t I won’t feel like I wasted too much money. lol.

  • robb

    this colorway never fails

  • robb


  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    these joints have plenty of ankle support, look at the back brace.

  • fish sticks

    Been ballin in kobe’s for years now (can’t stand the man, but love his shoes) and my 5′s have got amazing ankle support. Just because they’re low tops doesnt mean they can’t have support. My foot is so secure in them, and the heel and ankle fit so well that I don’t even wear my ankle braces any more

  • misso

    I like the wolf & duke ones

  • Number-7

    the whole shoe looks amazing, that midsole as well… WOW

  • http://www.slamonline.com Double J

    These look sick as hell, totally copping the wolf

  • mick

    they look like ned shoes

  • TParks

    I’ve played the last few months professionally in the Kobe VIs, and I have terrible ankles, and to be honest, I felt like my ankles have become stronger. They have great support. I’ve rolled my ankle less in these than most mid/high tops.

  • blackthought

    they need to put a black mamba on that 1

  • Reals


  • Mburb321

    need to go back to the full herringbone pattern

  • http://slamonline.com biged

    wolf one looks the best. OddFutureWolfGangKillThemAll should be use to promote them in a commercial, lol.

    But yea I was surprise the wasn’t a “snake” one/

  • http://slamonline.com biged

    i was only joking about the wolf gang promoting the shoes comment, but now that I think about it, it would be a good idea to get Tyler The Creator and Frank Ocean in a commercial with Kobe. Plus they live and are from LA so chances are they are Kobe fans

  • Jono

    loving the sharks!

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21


  • All Day

    @blackthought: you’re right. Nike needs to put a black mamba on the back of KB’s kicks.

  • http://hwww.twitter.com_dfrance dfrance21

    I know herringbone is not the prettiest looking sole, but it provides the best traction by far. i don’t know why Nike goes away from it so much.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford


  • jayb

    the black/volt reimind me of the kobe version of the jordan xiv indiglo..that said…drop the xmas cw! i want those badly and both insoles would be preferred..thank you!

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Duke. These shoes suck for that reason.

  • Mvp23100


  • http://wikipedia.org Eddie1

    Illuminati got yall cats in a frenzy over a couple of tennis shoes.

  • super8

    Reminds me of a Lambo!

  • ab40

    the 5s were bad I didn’t like em got em for 40euros at a nike outlet store and they wore out in two months. I don’t like low tops and these are more mid top than low top. let’s see how light they are since 90% of you guys think that’s important.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Freakin’ beast color schemes.

  • ai come back

    dfrance what size are u im interested in last year’s kobes lol this year…not so much

  • ai come back

    oh my bad i thought u was sellin nvm

  • phildo

    “tha big bad wolf”

  • Chris

    WOW! the Kobe VII look so much better than the VI

  • tomtom

    @France21….Deal! We can both do it and see who ends up on crutches first haha

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    What happened to the weird removable insole version that was leaked a few months ago? Like these a lot more.

  • Mariano Cairo

    omphalos: i think you were referring to the supreme versions that came with an ankle sleeve. the supremes will be available for $180.
    these are the regular ones and costs 140.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Ah that must be it… screw the supremes, I’ll take a normal shoe anyday.

  • hellomanameis

    anybody know how the elite versions will look like? (the 200$ ones?)

  • Thomas


  • matt

    these are sick nasty for sure..was gonna get the new d roses but the color schemes of these may have changed my mind..