The “What the Dunk” Nike Dunk is a holy grail for many and a source of envy for most. Some even resort to making their own, like El Cappy’s recent knockout custom job. The idea behind the popular sneaker has crossed platforms to performance wear in the new Nike Zoom Kobe VII “What the Kobe” previewed in the upcoming Sneaker Freaker, which you should be able to pick up soon for more details.
If you have the feeling that Kobe’s newest sneaker has been released in way more colorways than most major stars’ sneakers, it’s because you’re right. The Nike Zoom Kobe VII has come out in a ton of colorways, and it may be in large part due to the shifting nature of name brand sneaker culture being influenced by NikeID extensiveness and the increasing popularity of custom shoe design.
At any rate the Kobe VII “Invisibility Cloak” design dropped on February 18th for $140, and feature an iridescent upper that gives a look all at once of blue and deep purple, set above a clear outsole. The pattern on the tongue in heavy black works well with the design, as well. Pick these up today if you don’t feel you have put enough money into the pocket of the NBA’s biggest superstar.
NIKE “BLACK HISTORY MONTH” COLLECTION UNBOXING VIDEO
Made popular by customizers like JBF, the custom-billed snapback penetrates Nike’s February releases with the “Black History Month” pack, which also sees an original shirt design, themed KD IV, Kobe VII, AF1, and Lebron 9 releases.
NiceKicks Austin gives a walkthrough of the pack in their latest video.
Featuring everything from leaping an Aston Martin, to leaping a pool of snakes with the Jackass crew, to leaping through flames in a Robert Rodriguez-directed short that set the sneaker world aflame with a sneak preview of the Yeezy 2, Kobe Bryant has had some great ads with Nike and some ahead-of-their-time marketing techniques.
NiceKicks arranges a list of 10 of their favorites of these ads, and starts it off with a “Love Me or Hate Me” commercial that quite possibly ignores raping white girls as a source of hatred toward the Black Mamba.
Having done some work for him, and respecting him as one of the most inspring people to have ever swam to the bottom of the ocean and flown in outer space, I thoroughly enjoyed this video of Sir Richard Branson being brought down to Earth by Kobe in the newest video in this campaign.
Fans are calling this the best addition to the popular KobeSystem ad campaign yet. After making Tony Robbins apologize to Kanye for wasting two million dollars of his time, Kobe wastes more of it by confusing the hell out of him in this new video.