Over the past couple of months we have seen numerous previews and various catalog scans of the Nike Zoom V, and even came across a few pairs for sale through a few of the resale sites. It wasn’t until today though when Nike and Kobe Bryant held an exclusive event hosted at the LA Forum that high quality, detailed images surfaced giving us the best view of what is soon to come in the Kobe Bryant signature sneaker department.
When Kobe appeared at the LA Forum for this exclusive event he walked out in a fresh LA Lakers away color scheme which instantly caught the attention of all on lookers in the flesh, on those who checked out the images online through the blogs. Shortly after unveiling the sneakers and going through a short Q&A Kobe sat down with Creator Director Eric Avar and Senior Researcher Matt Nurse to discuss the Zoom Kobe V and its production. During the discussion it was mentioned that the Kobe 5 weights in at a mere 10.6 ounces, which is by far the lightest basketball shoe to ever hit the market. If your an athlete and take your game seriously, the Nike Zoom Kobe V is defiantly going to be a sneaker you will wanna look into, and once which we are sure you will see plenty of on the court.
The shoes will become available first online through a unique Nike iD campaign beginning December 26, 2009. A retail launch will take place January 1, 2010 in China and January 16, 2010 throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Click here to check out some detailed photos of the Nike Zoom Kobe V in this LA Lakers Away inspired color scheme, as well as get some key features that went into the production of the sneakers, all thanks to KATC who was in attendance for the unveiling
Provided by KATC
AT 10.6 OUNCES, THE NIKE ZOOM KOBE V IS NIKE’S LIGHTEST BASKETBALL SHOE EVER. IT’S A TRUE LOW-CUT PERFORMANCE SHOE BUILT FOR KOBE’S SIGNATURE QUICKNESS AND DESIGNED FOR PRECISION CUTS IN EVERY DIRECTION. THE FLYWIRE UPPER, HEAT-BONDED OVERLAYS AND SCULPTED MEDIAL ARCH BRING MAXIMUM STABILITY WITH MINIMUM WEIGHT. THE NIKE ZOOM KOBE V IS LIGHTWEIGHT, SHARPENED.
-LOW-CUT PROFILE for unrestricted, multi-directional cuts on the court
-HEAT-BONDED OVERLAYS are lighter, more consistent, and less abrasive than a traditional stitched upper
-PERFORATED TONGUE, vamp and quarter enhance breathability
-HEARTBEAT TRACTION PATTERN is inspired by Kobe’s passion, providing maximum grip on the court using less material
-GLASS/CARBON FIBER WEAVE SHANK PLATE provides mid-foot control and rigidity while the sculpted medial arch design enhances lockdown
-DECOUPLED HEEL maximizes contact surface with optimal motion design
-SCULPTED HEEL COUNTER enhances lockdown
-NIKE ZOOM UNITS in heel and forefoot and injection Phylon in mid-foot provide a superior cushioning system
-FLYWIRE provides medial- and lateral-specific support in a lighter-weight package
-ENHANCED OUTRIGGER stabilizes forefoot, gripping the floor on hard lateral cuts
-KOBE CODE dot matrix language sequence found throughout Kobe product this season
-REINFORCED TOE BOX is ergonomically designed to increase durability