The fourth iteration of Kobe’s foray into low cut sneakers dropped at Midnight Eastern/9PM Pacific tonight. The Nike Zoom Kobe VII goes a step beyond the previous 3 low cut models, with interchangeable cushioning and support systems that allow the shoe to fit the needs of all types of players. The Kobe VII’s “System Supreme” is a performance system allowing players to customize the shoe, switching ankle support and midfoot cushioning. The Nike Kobe VII System Supreme edition includes two interchangeable insert options allowing players to switch out the cushioning and ankle support to match their style of play.
If a player’s game is based on speed, there is the Attack Fast insert that features a Phylon midsole with Nike Zoom units in the forefoot and heel for the ultimate in lightweight responsiveness. It also has a low-cut, power-stretch cuff that hugs the foot for support. Its sock-like fit eliminates the need for a traditional tongue and innersleeve, keeping the shoe lightweight.
For games that get intense and physical in the paint, there is the Attack Strong insert. It offers a full-length Cushlon midsole and an ankle cuff for a plush, comfortable ride with great support. The sensory cuffs are made of an engineered power-stretch material that is padded and perforated for comfort and ventilation.
These two midsole options allow players to customize footwear during practice or in a game to meet their performance needs. The Nike Kobe VII System Supreme offers similar performance fit and feel as the Kobe V and Kobe VI, but offers a different look and includes additional performance customization. In addition to the customizable insert options, next-generation Flywire technology provides lock-down support, a 3-D heel clip offers enhanced support, and a glass reinforced composite shank in the midsole gives responsive midfoot support.
In addition to the Nike Kobe VII Supreme System, the Kobe VII is also sold in the Attack Fast version featuring the low-cut cuff and Nike Zoom air, without the Attack Strong insert.
Nike Kobe VII System Supreme: $180
Attack Fast and Attack Strong version. Comes with two midsoles and sleeve heights. The Attack Fast midsole contains Zoom Air in the forefoot and heel. The Attack Strong midsole is Cushlon, and contains no air.
Nike Zoom Kobe VII System: $140
The Attack Fast version. Comes with a single midsole with Zoom Air in the forefoot and heel.
How many of you are planning on picking up a pair of the new Nike Zoom Kobe VII?