2010 saw the release of (arguably) Kobe’s finest signature shoe, the Zoom Kobe VI. Their weight, cut, support, detailing and traction were designed by Eric Avar with Kobe’s aggressive play-style in mind. Like any shoe Nike developed and refined their ideas which ultimately lead to the Kobe VI we’ve known and loved. For today’s Sample Sunday take a detailed look into a unique weartest version that dates back to the first quarter of 2010! You can see the shoes for yourself if you visit Deadstock Coffee in Portland, OR!

Some noticeable difference from the retail version include:

– visible toe box detailing/outline reminiscent of traditional hoop shoes

– the Swoosh is pressed onto the upper; the GR version has the Swoosh drawn/colored directly on the upper

– the midfoot of the outsole has a much more dramatic curve

– the section above the heel counter is a higher cut than what was released too