Sneakerheads, rejoice! Photos of Kobe’s next Nike kicks have surfaced, and they’re every basketball shoe lovers equivalent to Megan Fox.

The guys over at were able to get a preview of the shoes, somehow, someway, we’re not going to even wrap our heads around how. The shoes appear to have snakeskin like texture; which is an obvious play on Kobe’s Mamba nickname. They’re still lowtops, which people have been able to adapt to in the past few years.

This a arguably Kobe’s best looking shoe to date; maybe even the best looking basketball kicks on the recent market. What do you think, Nation — picking up a pair when they drop?

  • Junior

    TYPO ! these are the NIKE AIR ZOOM KOBE VI.. NOT IV

    • Eleazar

      I have now the Nike Zoom Kobe VI-Grey/Orange/Black\

  • Manderoth

    Preview of the next Kobe IV shoes or Kobe VI?

  • tiana


  • Kam Pashai

    Fixed the typo. I knew it was going to happen. You guys are always on top of things, thanks!

  • 242LakerFan

    Damn, these are hot!
    Hey Laffs atu! What size do you wear? You’ll be real popular rockin these on your cell block!


      He’s probably a size 12 or something… in KID’S size! And you know what they say about guys with small shoe size… small feet!


      These are sweet! Gotta go cop a pair! These are truly mamaba shoes or in Laffs atu’s vernacular mamamaba shoes! Hahaha! Stuttering fool!

  • JP810

    These are sweet,
    Can’t wait to get a pair.

  • rhymenoceros

    I’ve got all 5 of Kobe’s signature shoe so far and I’m not really feeling these. They look like a mashup of the IV’s the V’s but with a snakeskin pattern. I’ll need to see them in person.
    Ultimately, though, I still love the look of the IV’s over the others. With the III’s and V’s in a close second.

  • Robert.

    That’s nice. I want to see Lamar’s Gold Medal.

  • Robert.

    p.s., the shoes look pretty cool, and wearable on the court (not too ‘strange’ looking). However, are they functional?
    I once bought a pair of cheap ‘Shaq’ shoes (back in the day, yeah yeah — I know — don’t say it). But they were horrible, and hurt like hell (should have guessed that his shoes would ‘suck’). Completely unusable on the court.

    • DCLakeshow

      It depends! If you missed your free throws…then they worked!

    • rhymenoceros

      These are on a completely different level from the shoes you had. A lot of tech goes into the shoe, and although some of it might be fluff, the shoes are amazingly responsive and light.

      I’ve been balling in the Kobe IVs since they came out and swear by them. The Vs are even more responsive and lighter. Try a pair out and see. A lot of places are having sales on the Kobe shoes, especially at Finish Line.

  • twenty408

    What does it say on the front of the shoe? Pretty sweet kicks though….would love to get my hands on a pair of these!

    • LUCKY N’ LA


  • 2Much4You

    I will buy this for my Basketball shoes!!!

  • Robert.

    BTW, here’s a great article on Lamar Odom:
    My comment: even though Durant was ‘clearly’ the MVP of the entire FIBA World Championship series, this article claims, and rightly so, that Lamar was clearly the MVP of the 2nd half of the Final Championship game. He is probably the most talented ‘role player’ in the entire NBA. … Read the article.



    • 242LakerFan

      Definitely my new favourite word!


        Mine too! Doesn’t that sound like a new SUPERHERO?

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    so when you put those ugly – ass shoes on,do you miss every open shot in a game 7 of the finals?

    • Kam Pashai

      Doesn’t specify. But you do end up winning — saw that in the product details.

      • imfasterthanur


    • gameplan, and like

      How do you feel wearing lebron shoes, when your guy chokes vs. the magic and the celts? no value at all.

  • Str8 Ballin

    Dear Laffs atu, shoes doesn’t really matter. What we play 4 ? Ring b*tch!!

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    looks like bryant wants every sheckel you knuckle dragging meat sac`s have..30 mil not enough,?what a waste.

    • si pepe

      can’t write a good sentence huh? eat your luch fast! oh yes you’re still in prison…

  • cums on u

    get your tampon out your ass

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    yeah pepe, in here with your 5 uncles/dads.

    • 242LakerFan

      Really? How did they get into a women’s prison? Well, at least you finally have the chance to get some.
      That should relieve some of the incredible tension you’ve been feeling lately.


        Hahaha! FCUKIN OWNED!

    • si pepe

      good, now you’ve finally admitted you’re in prison..keep dreaming subject coz, you’re owned!:) lebron sucks!:)

  • Nobe

    It looks like the Kobe V with herpes.

    • 242LakerFan

      Thank you for lending the voice of experience to this debate.

      • Nobe

        Dont hate because I am getting some. haha!

      • 242LakerFan

        If that’s the result, you can have all you want. Just keep it to yourself. HAHA!

  • d stupid

    hell to the fuck no. ugliest shoes ever. sole is too fat. design is too basic, and that snakeskin shit is UGLY.

    • 242LakerFan

      So I take it you won’t be buying a pair? I’m just sayin…

      • d stupid

        yes…according to what I said, i’m probably gonna not buy these. smh

    • seperate the winners from the pretenders

      if your all about your image or looking cool and getting attention then buy a pair of lebrons…if your about performance and winning then these are the shoes for you

  • Rudemander

    Nikes make my feet hurt LOL!!!

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    ugly shoes for ugly people,kobe really needs your money,hurry before they are on ebay for $20.00 or make an offer………..

  • 242LakerFan

    “ugly shoes for ugly people”
    Ladies and gentlemen, I present laffs atu’s shoes:

    • 242LakerFan

      Her cellmate Big Marge is offering them on ebay for $20 and she’ll throw in laffs atu herself, once she finishes her sentence.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    666fakerfan ,if you had to pick magic or kobe who would you pick.?….besides your nose.

    • Showtime4eva

      Kobe at shooting guard and magic at the point! Yeah! Now we’re talkin!!

  • PJ

    Definitely going to get myself a pair. They look great!

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  • Mr Kb

    I’m gonna give this a go and ask again . . . . how about an article on LAMAR BRINGING HOME A GOLD MEDAL?

  • Marwan Marzina

    So the colors of these shoes are Black, Purple and Gold? Kobe’s incorporating Championship colors into his shoes, I love it!
    Sorry LeBron, you’ll have to settle for “yellow” again.

    • Robert.

      Hey Marwan, please post an article about Lamar’s Gold Medal. It looks like you have plenty of time to blog, so why not take a few minutes and put up a ‘quick’ note about “Lamar wins Gold at FIBA World Championship”.
      Easy to post up. Go for it!

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    ugly shoes for ugly people…………tell me how my ass taste.

    • 242LakerFan

      Ask Big Marge.

    • Kobe bi curious?

      I heard your vagina taste like bad fish? So i doubt if anyone would want to taste your ass baby girl!

  • laughoutloud

    Everyone needs to shut the fuck up. everyone is trash talking and they dont even talk bout the lakers. i run this blog, i am the KING of this blog. talk bout the fucking LAKERS!


  • 242LakerFan

    On a serious note, I @tweeted TLN and was promised an article soon on Lamar and Team USA. That was Monday. This blog is getting very lax in its coverage of serious Laker matters. I understand it being the off-season, but it’s not as if this were some obscure piece of trivia like Ron’s daughter at the VMA’s. We’re all over Ron’ s traffic stop and Barnes’ domestic case, but a real positive Laker story and not a peep.
    Come on, guys, this is disappointing!

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    those shoes will be a hit in west hollywood.



  • kobe4ever

    that’s bs and he know’s it, cuban just wants to be a frontrunner. lame.

  • worth every penny

    If you want style buy yourself some Jordans ,Kobes are all about performance.

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  • insurance car

    Kobe Zoom VI’s are shoes you have to see in person. On the computer screen you might love’em but in person you may be dissapointed. Its a good shoe tho. GREAT low top but word of advice is to see them in person, if you can. Nice fit a little narrow but you just gotta break em in. These boots i reccomend seeing in real life first before you cop. Still a good shoe tho.