Thursday, May 26th, 2011 at 12:14 pm  |  16 responses

Video: Kobe VI Chainsaw Massacre

by Chris O’Leary / @olearychris

Maybe in tribute to Derrick Rose, the folks at adidas are working overtime to push their latest and lightest basketball shoe.

Yesterday we linked you to a video posted on the company’s Facebook page that showed the Hyperdunk 2010 getting chainsawed to become as light as the adiZero Crazy Light, which grazes the scales at 9.8 ounces.

More lab research footage has surfaced, with adidas cutting into the Zoom Kobe VI and scaling the shoe down to an equivalent weight. Like I said earlier today, it’s rare to see a sneaker company come right out and take aim at the top dog in the industry. What do you guys think of the ads? You can vote for what you’d like to see next at the adi Facebook page. If you’re a Bulls fan, your votes of LeBron James and/or Dwyane Wade will more than likely go unanswered.

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  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    ha! shots fired!

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford


  • http://www.double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    It ain’t safe no more…..

  • tomtom


  • http://fivemag.de Speedy

    What a waste of some nice shoes.

  • spit hot fiyah

    kobe’s have be very light, they did not have to much away

  • rand33p

    one issue… the kobes look a lotttt better than them adidas joints

  • http://slamonline.com Saviour

    hahahaha shots fired indeed….and we’re talking a tiny corner of a shoe = Clutching. at. straws.

  • gani

    crazy ugly if you ask me.

  • iLL wiLL


  • robb

    yeah, Crazy Fugly

  • kenny

    its crazy light, but insanely ugly.

  • http://slamonline.com BigBlockMopar+Basketball

    At least Kobe’s shoes don’t look like ‘emo’ shes, Mr. adidas.

  • flipnoyce

    The Germans are coming…LOL, It’s not how light the shoes are, its the QUALITY. Its super FUGLY indeed!

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

    Kobe’s shoes look so much better IMO

  • Darrell Robinson

    The Kobe shoe looks more like a running shoe than a basketball shoe. However the Adidas shoe doesn’t look like a basketball shoe either. However nice commercial. The only thing is it should have had two great Adidas basketball players. Maybe D. Rose and D. Howard. Or just D. Rose. :)