Kobe Bryant shoes have become some of the most, if not the most, popular Nike shoes for basketball. Among all of the signature sneaker lines that Nike basketball has to offer, Kobe’s are far and away the heavyweight champion in number of units sold. There are several very good reasons that Mr. Bryant’s shoes are a top seller. The quality, design, and performance of the Kobe VI’s are few of those reasons. The multiple snakeskin textured colorways are another big reason. Perhaps this reason, and this reason alone, is why sneakerheads can’t buy enough of these shoes.
Retail Chains- There is a good chance you are only 15 minutes away from a fresh pair of Nike Zoom Kobe VI’s. Your local mall most likely will have at least two retail shoe outlets. Footlocker, Finishline, and Footaction typically inhabit a large local mall and are chock full of crispy kicks. There is no crispier pair of kicks than a Kobe VI. And, most of these retail stores currently have some of the Kobe VI’s on sale.
Online Retailers- If you don’t live near a major mall or can’t find that perfect colorway you were looking for in the mall, then simply jump online and start surfing. Footlocker, Finishline, Eastbay, Champs, and Footaction all have a wide variety of Kobe VI’s and even some V’s available. Many times you can get a colorway at their online site that isn’t in their retail store. And, pay less than retail for it.
Factory Outlets- If you are looking for an adventure, find the closest factory outlet to you and take a road trip. It may be well worth your while. At the present time there are plenty of colorways of the Kobe V to be had at factory outlet stores. And for less than $60. There is no greater feeling than scoring a pair of hard to find kicks at a fraction of a retail price.
Specialty Stores- There are several specialty stores that offer Kobe VI’s online. These stores have some of the Kobe VI’s that can not be found in retail outlets or factory stores. Flightclub, Kixfiles, and Windy City Sole are a few of the specialty stores that have limited stock in hard to find Kobe IV’s, V’s, and VI’s. These shops are like a treasure trove of signature sneakers. But be prepared to pay if you shop here. All the Kobe Bryant shoes found here are limited in amount and shoe size.
Is there really one definitively correct answer if that phrase is used as a question? No, not really, considering the unbelievable amount of models and colorways that have been dropped on us in the last 3 years alone by Nike. The Kobe IV, V, and VI signature sneaker line have certainly spoiled the avid sneakerhead. To quote Ben Stiller in Zoolander, these epic signature sneaker lines can’t help it they have produced some “really, really good looking” basketball shoes for men. Several of the sneakers that have been released from these lines are very good looking indeed Ben.
1. Kobe VI “Chaos” – Can anybody really argue with this being the best looking Kobe Bryant shoe? Well, I guess they could. But they would be wrong. Of course, I joke, but this shoe truly is a sight to behold. The third edition of the colorway known to Kobe shoe fanatics and sneakerheads as “Chaos”, is named after the infamous Joker of the famed Batman movies The shoe features an eggplant-like polyurethane upper, a white heel counter and vibrant neon yellow Swoosh. The same neon yellow color referred to as “volt” by Nike is used on the shoe’s outsole. But an infrared red color used on the inner liner is really what makes this pop. This shoe truly is a work of art.
2. Kobe V “Bruce Lee” – This epic signature sneaker has to hold a spot in the top 3 all-time best looking Kobe shoes. Says who? Says me. This shoe was created out of the love Kobe has for martial arts and specifically the legend that is Bruce Lee. The upper and base of the shoe is primarily yellow and black which represents the bodysuit worn by Lee in the movie “Game of Death”. In addition, there are even red scratch marks on the black midsole accents that match those of Lee’s chest in “Enter the Dragon”. This shoe, like the Kobe VI “Chaos” was released in such small quantities that getting your hands on a pair of them elevated their status even further.
3. Kobe VI “Orange County” – This release of the VI line was dropped in limited quantities during the 2011NBA All-Star game festivities. The color contrasting in shades moving from light to dark orange on the upper are truly amazing. And meant to duplicate a sunset over the pacific ocean. Man am I a sucker for orange! A blue-grey color called cannon by Nike is used on the external heel counter and outsole. A blue-grey hue known as cannon accents the shoe on Swoosh, external heel counter, and outsole. Black fills in the heel and midsole. This shoe is truly an All-Star in its own right.
As we all know, as true sneakerheads it is impossible to agree on what pair of shoes is truly the best looking Kobe Bryant shoe. What is very possible to agree on, is that if you are wearing any pair of Kobe basketball shoes, you are wearing one of the best basketball shoes ever made.