Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 at 12:39 pm  |  26 responses

Kicks: Nike Zoom Kobe VII Official Images and Info

KB’s newest sig comes in two versions: Attack Fast and Attack Strong.

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.

Images via Nike

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  • RobbieJay

    180? yeah..no. i dont even like the normal ones lol

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    so lets say 120$ for the shoes and 60$ for the souls? no thank u for 180 i expect a happy ending too

  • bdog

    i hope that means with the del sol we can just get the play fast for the $140..like del sol and hate the play storng. prefer zoom air. if i have to pay $180 for xmas shoe..so be it! actually like the del sol over concord for first time ever.do not like lines all over white flywire and the black predator pattern just pops to me!

  • DuckTape The Mob

    You don’t have to like them But Trust me Other people do

  • vipre

    can’t wait to cop this shoe!

  • Matt

    Does anyone know if they are going to release “big kids” sizes? I can’t find any information on the web about it.

  • Ldub20

    @Vancitybball….lol ditto. if we go half on these bad boys, we can walk into “Happy-n-dees’r us” and get rubbed on together! Sheeiitt $180? Kobe/Nike think they are Jordan?

  • robb

    They look pretty good. But I don’t understand the no tongue technology yet. Even if the insole and the brace act like one, the shoe still is a separate object. I’d like to know how this new technology works.

  • manu

    nba players think ther gods….this is why i respect starbury…kobe you’ve made enuff already ball is about the kids

  • http://slamonline.com Saviour

    Manu; do you think Kobe choose how much Nike price his shoes? He’s signed to them – everyone loves money, they pay him well – so they make his sig shoe, he gives feedback to changes and then the rest is with Nike. Stop crying and work harder if you think these are too expensive.

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  • DuckTape The Mob

    @manu Shut the hell up

    If You Hate Capitalism Go Do something about don’t come throw shade at a beasketball player.

  • Brian is King

    how could you rock these bad boys with ankle braces?

  • nbaNw8

    These are nice

  • Jono

    easy choice here, jordan xi concords, here i come

  • http://wikipedia.org Eddie1

    Wonder which Kobe will wear?

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    didn’t realise the lower ones had an insole as well. Pass, probably going to be the first time I don’t cop Kobes for a while. Same reason I didn’t buy the Jordans last year; customisable insoles are silly.

  • ripslam

    Looks pretty gimmicky to me.

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

    hahahaha, Nike continues to push the envelope with these Kobe’s, look great. I’ll still personally say the IV’s are my favorite Kobe’s (other than Huarache 2k5′s of course…*drools*) to look at. These joints are the best ones since

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

    ^^^2k4′s….big BIG difference

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

    red/blue All Star 2k4……..my GOOODNess! I’mma speak for myself, I don’t think there has been a more beautiful basketball sneaker released since. Completely changed the game….sad thing is there simply aren’t any left….told myself in middle school, when I was able enough I’d buy myself a pair….well I’m still not able enough, but now it seems they won’t even be available…GRAILS, straight up and down.

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

    @omphalos well I don’t see anything silly about providing players the opportunity to make the sneaker they paid 200 bones for more suitable for their feet or playing style. A lot of cats like the lightweight feel but want more support, either around the ankles or midsoles, particularly bigger guys- boom perfect solution….not sure whats the big deal breaker about it, you don’t even have to purchase it lol

  • hambone

    i wonder if he was in shark mode in hat denver hotel room,mmm maybe poison dart frog mode

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  • kay

    Does anyone know if the big kids size will have the ankle brace as well??

  • Fan117

    Does anybody know if these will hold out long in a street ball court?