Kobe’s Finals Sneakers

by Chris O’Leary

It’s not just the Lakers and the Magic battling it out in the Finals. Nike and adidas are also going toe-to-toe this month. Yesterday we showed you Dwight Howard’s adidas. Today, from Nike, we’ve got the details on what Kobe had on his feet in Game 1 in a special edition of the Zoom Kobe IV.

This release from Nike breaks things down:

…With a new low cut design weighing in at a mere 11.6 ounces, the Zoom Kobe IV has been featured in multiple colorways throughout the season.  This special Finals colorway concludes the run. The Zoom Kobe IV has been worn by Kobe and select NBA players including Lamar Odom, Trevor Ariza, Shannon Brown and Josh Powell.  The special Finals edition of the Zoom Kobe IV includes inspiration from the 2008-09 season including:

GOLD ACCENTS representing the quest for the NBA Championship trophy.

CONCORD is used to provide energy to a colorway that traditionally features varsity purple.

GRAPHICS on the collar and vamp feature milestones and amazing stats that helped Kobe reach the Finals.