PDA

View Full Version : Kobe's shoe is "literally" HOT.



fairandbalanced
01-23-2010, 05:48 PM
I was one of the few haters that did not believe in all the hype about Kobe's shoe. Well, I took matters into my own hands and decided to go check the shoe out @ foot locker...well, the shoe is no joke, it's light and very comfortable, the only thing I did not like about the shoe is the colour. I have to say the shoe was the most comfortable basketball shoes I have seen in a long time, I was about to buy it when I saw a D Wade trow back converse...I opted for D wade's but the Kobe shoe is worth the price for those who may be interested in buying it.

still1ballin
01-23-2010, 05:50 PM
Cool

pd7631
01-23-2010, 05:51 PM
So how hot was the shoe? Did it it burn your hand?

DCB/LAL
01-23-2010, 05:52 PM
Already have them. :D

fairandbalanced
01-23-2010, 05:53 PM
So how hot was the shoe? Did it it burn your hand?

Well the price burns wallets.

pd7631
01-23-2010, 05:54 PM
Well the price burns wallets.

lol, gotcha

HammerHead1
01-23-2010, 05:54 PM
So how hot was the shoe? Did it it burn your hand?

That's what I thought the thread was going to be about. :(

I'm currently looking at new Ball shoes this spring so I may try those out, reading the initial post, I thought the rubber may have burnt easily :D

arkanian215
01-23-2010, 06:14 PM
How can you wear a shoe that's purple and yellow? That's disgusting.

ko8e24
01-23-2010, 06:23 PM
How can you wear a shoe that's purple and yellow? That's disgusting.

lol, u ignoramus. the kobe's come in a variety of colors. Just last night at MSG, Kobe was wearing the Kobe V's (The Dark Knight Edition), and they looked something like this:

http://undergroundsoles.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/nike-zoom-kobe-v-5-dark-knight-1.jpg


and they're sweet!

fairandbalanced
01-23-2010, 06:23 PM
How can you wear a shoe that's purple and yellow? That's disgusting.

The color is the only problem I had with the shoe.....

fairandbalanced
01-23-2010, 06:24 PM
lol, u ignoramus. the kobe's come in a variety of colors. Just last night at MSG, Kobe was wearing the Kobe V's (The Dark Knight Edition), and they looked something like this:

http://undergroundsoles.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/nike-zoom-kobe-v-5-dark-knight-1.jpg


and they're sweet!

I didn't see another color though...all I saw in that store was purple and yellow.

ko8e24
01-23-2010, 06:27 PM
I didn't see another color though...all I saw in that store was purple and yellow.

I thnk these are the limited edition ones that were being sold last night and I think maybe even tonight in Manhattan, New York.

But I think Kobe will have a pair that will match his jersey colors in the All-Star game in a few wks. I think around that time, we'll see more different customized ones, not just in the P & G colors

NVme
01-23-2010, 06:36 PM
I checked em out and they arent my favorite. I like shoes that look good, i can care less about the other things i play well with any shoe on lol

TheHeat3
01-23-2010, 06:52 PM
What you could do now that you know they feel comfortable, you can go on Nike.com and personalize them. They have nike id customization much like the Hyperdunks where you can make it almost any color you want.

theuuord
01-23-2010, 07:06 PM
lol, u ignoramus. the kobe's come in a variety of colors. Just last night at MSG, Kobe was wearing the Kobe V's (The Dark Knight Edition), and they looked something like this:

http://undergroundsoles.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/nike-zoom-kobe-v-5-dark-knight-1.jpg


and they're sweet!

that's a niice looking shoe.

214boyz
01-23-2010, 07:12 PM
I'll rather stick to Jordan's retros

J4KOP99
01-23-2010, 07:17 PM
Low-cut basketball shoes suck.


I have turned/sprained/rolled too many ankles to be ****ing around with those. Still love Kob though.

ARMIN12NBA
01-23-2010, 07:41 PM
The input and ideas Kobe brought to Nike has literally innovated the entire basketball shoe product. Shoes now are going to start getting lighter and way more comfortable. Innovation, good stuff.

CarniifeX
01-23-2010, 07:54 PM
Look's like he wore his regular away color shoes.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/photos?photoId=396171&gameId=300122018

ManRam
01-23-2010, 07:56 PM
Low-cut basketball shoes suck.


I have turned/sprained/rolled too many ankles to be ****ing around with those. Still love Kob though.

I agree. I think they look a lot worse too.

Lighter shoes only does so much (not much at all). I'd rather have the support than have a shoe be few ounces lighter.

_KB24_
01-23-2010, 08:33 PM
I love low cut shoes for ball. My all-time favorite basketball shoe had to be the old school Converse Magic Johnson lowcuts, they were just amazing. I bought the Kobe IVs, and they are equally as good. I have had em for more than 6 months now, and I play ball regularly for my league, and I haven't sustained one injury. They feel like you are literally wearing nothing.

theuuord
01-23-2010, 08:51 PM
I love low cut shoes for ball. My all-time favorite basketball shoe had to be the old school Converse Magic Johnson lowcuts, they were just amazing. I bought the Kobe IVs, and they are equally as good. I have had em for more than 6 months now, and I play ball regularly for my league, and I haven't sustained one injury. They feel like you are literally wearing nothing.

Man, I wish I had your ankles. lol.

dtmagnet
01-23-2010, 09:06 PM
lol, u ignoramus. the kobe's come in a variety of colors. Just last night at MSG, Kobe was wearing the Kobe V's (The Dark Knight Edition), and they looked something like this:

http://undergroundsoles.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/nike-zoom-kobe-v-5-dark-knight-1.jpg


and they're sweet!

Those are really nice, I may look into them.

Young and Stupid
01-23-2010, 09:24 PM
I love low cut shoes for ball. My all-time favorite basketball shoe had to be the old school Converse Magic Johnson lowcuts, they were just amazing. I bought the Kobe IVs, and they are equally as good. I have had em for more than 6 months now, and I play ball regularly for my league, and I haven't sustained one injury. They feel like you are literally wearing nothing.

I don't know where you're playing, but if you can rock low-tops and not roll an ankle I need to come to you for some advice.

Bring The Heat
01-23-2010, 09:49 PM
Tried looking online to see if I could purchase the dark knight ones.... these shoes not available anymore? it was a one day release thing?

td0tsfinest
01-23-2010, 09:55 PM
I ve always like low cuts. I think it was a great idea for Kobe to integrate that into basketball.

I remember he stated in an interview he wanted to translate the look of a soccer shoe into a ball shoe. A couple of players in the nba are rockin them now as well like Derozan and Martell Webster.

_KB24_
01-23-2010, 10:03 PM
I don't know where you're playing, but if you can rock low-tops and not roll an ankle I need to come to you for some advice.

I'm flattered, but why use me as an example, Kobe and Brown are a few examples of players rocking the shoe, that have not injured the ankle at all.

arkanian215
01-23-2010, 10:12 PM
lol, u ignoramus. the kobe's come in a variety of colors. Just last night at MSG, Kobe was wearing the Kobe V's (The Dark Knight Edition), and they looked something like this:

http://undergroundsoles.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/nike-zoom-kobe-v-5-dark-knight-1.jpg


and they're sweet!

lol ignoramus OP was obviously talking about the purple and yellow ones.
well, the shoe is no joke, it's light and very comfortable, the only thing I did not like about the shoe is the colour. I was talking about the yellow and purple ones he tried on at the footlocker.

JNA17
01-23-2010, 11:33 PM
you guys know that u can just customize the shoe right?

http://nikeid.nike.com/nikeid/?sitesrc=uslp

but yea i got my customized and they will be at the house soon, can't wait :D

BigEric
01-23-2010, 11:42 PM
lol, u ignoramus. the kobe's come in a variety of colors. Just last night at MSG, Kobe was wearing the Kobe V's (The Dark Knight Edition), and they looked something like this:

http://undergroundsoles.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/nike-zoom-kobe-v-5-dark-knight-1.jpg


and they're sweet!

I'd dunk on fools with those bad boys.

BigEric
01-23-2010, 11:43 PM
you guys know that u can just customize the shoe right?

http://nikeid.nike.com/nikeid/?sitesrc=uslp

but yea i got my customized and they will be at the house soon, can't wait :D

:speechless:

Someone's about to get his own shoe.

Raph12
01-23-2010, 11:48 PM
lol, u ignoramus. the kobe's come in a variety of colors. Just last night at MSG, Kobe was wearing the Kobe V's (The Dark Knight Edition), and they looked something like this:

http://undergroundsoles.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/nike-zoom-kobe-v-5-dark-knight-1.jpg


and they're sweet!

Mm, mm, good.

I already got my pair in purple, black and yellow.

BigEric
01-24-2010, 12:02 AM
Create your own Jordan. That's great.

ko8e24
01-24-2010, 12:02 AM
Mm, mm, good.

I already got my pair in purple, black and yellow.

Ya man, too bad those pairs are limited edtion. But i want those kicks with those colors so badly!

heathonater
01-24-2010, 12:04 AM
i bet those shoes put a significant dent into your wallet. one of these days i want to spen money on a really good shoe and keep them fresh looking for a long time.

BigEric
01-24-2010, 12:06 AM
i bet those shoes put a significant dent into your wallet. one of these days i want to spen money on a really good shoe and keep them fresh looking for a long time.

Shoot now that I think about it. I'd wanna keep these things fresh too. That's a lot of money put into a shoe. I'd most likely use them for indoor basketball.

Raph12
01-24-2010, 12:10 AM
Ya man, too bad those pairs are limited edtion. But i want those kicks with those colors so badly!

Maybe we could ask Yao to get his relatives to make us both a pair.

ARMIN12NBA
01-24-2010, 12:21 AM
I agree. I think they look a lot worse too.

Lighter shoes only does so much (not much at all). I'd rather have the support than have a shoe be few ounces lighter.

Do you play basketball or soccer? Lighter shoes do wonders.

BTW--The support is there on that shoe. Half the Lakers wear them and an ankle injury is the only one we don't have. :laugh2:

_KB24_
01-24-2010, 12:21 AM
Shoot now that I think about it. I'd wanna keep these things fresh too. That's a lot of money put into a shoe. I'd most likely use them for indoor basketball.

I've worn my Kobe IVs less than 8 times probably in a year. Save these for the gym, and I mean only the court. Don't even walk to the lockers with these on. :clap:

BigEric
01-24-2010, 12:27 AM
I've worn my Kobe IVs less than 8 times probably in a year. Save these for the gym, and I mean only the court. Don't even walk to the lockers with these on. :clap:

Yeah I'd get kicked out of the game for people stepping on them and me getting into arguements and probably would change back into my other basketball shoes. It's customizability is just amazing.

jimbobjarree
01-24-2010, 01:03 AM
figuratively

RadiantShot
01-24-2010, 01:20 AM
Hmm...
It's about time I picked up some new basketball shoes.
Probably wouldn't rock these though, too expensive.

God, I'd rock these so bad if I was on the Magic.
http://nikeid.nike.com/nikeid/index.jsp?sitesrc=dl_usid&designId=197724868&size=false

ko8e24
01-24-2010, 02:30 AM
Maybe we could ask Yao to get his relatives to make us both a pair.

:laugh:

Post of the month dude!

:laugh:

_KB24_
01-24-2010, 02:54 AM
Yeah I'd get kicked out of the game for people stepping on them and me getting into arguements and probably would change back into my other basketball shoes. It's customizability is just amazing.

:clap: You gotta love your shoes!

JJ_JKidd
01-24-2010, 04:29 AM
Eh,, saw them last year basically no difference in design from last year.

vash9
01-24-2010, 02:16 PM
if i had money. wow. i'd pick them up.

daleja424
01-24-2010, 03:13 PM
why does he keep comin out wit low tops tho???

HammerHead1
01-24-2010, 03:17 PM
why does he keep comin out wit low tops tho???

I would've asked the same question, didnt Kobe once say the Hyperdunks were his favourite shoe ever?

td0tsfinest
01-24-2010, 03:34 PM
why does he keep comin out wit low tops tho???

He was inspired by soccer shoes.


Eighteen months ago, when Bryant met with a Nike design team and began brainstorming ideas for the Kobe IV, his focus wasn't on following the precedent but rather on setting his own. An avid soccer buff, Bryant marveled at the stress soccer players put on their ankles while wearing a low-cut shoe and figured if they felt could they do that on the pitch, he could bring it on the hardwood. So that day in a Nike boardroom, he gave Eric Avar, Nike's performance footwear creative director, one specific instruction: Create the lowest, lightest basketball shoe ever.

ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3761462)

LA_Raiders
01-24-2010, 05:23 PM
they are cool...

ldc62
01-24-2010, 05:37 PM
Title was misleading. I thought the shoe actually gave off heat (warming device) to keep your feet warm. But these shoes are sick.

Jonathan2323
01-24-2010, 05:40 PM
Use Nike ID to change to the color you want but then they charge you extra, i think.

xxxplicit69
01-24-2010, 05:47 PM
that's a niice looking shoe.

dang those shoes do look sick, even the one's before this one (kobe IVs) are sick. the crazy 8s may have been the best though.

BullySixChicago
01-24-2010, 06:16 PM
Well the price burns wallets.Lol the real fire on the wallet

GodsSon
01-24-2010, 06:50 PM
im confused now...so which of Kobe's shoes are these? They arent the brand new ones then?

http://www.footlocker.ca/pdp.cfm?pNum=41-04668-2-04

GREATNESS ONE
01-24-2010, 09:02 PM
PURPLE AND GOLD for all you chumps calling them Yellow.

Get it Right

BALLER71
01-24-2010, 09:17 PM
Purple and Yellow. Ewww.