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Nike Kobe 11

Nike Kobe 11: The Last Good Kobe Shoe?

The Nike Kobe 11 may have been the last great Kobe shoe. They didn’t make them nearly as well after this one. Colorway: Cool Grey/Black-University Red Release Date: May 5, 2016 Price: $200 Kobe Bryant was always serious about his sneakers. He was involved in every way possible because he wanted to get the best out of himself with the
adidas Crazy 97

adidas Crazy 97 Review

The adidas Crazy 97 is familiar to the 90’s kids but may look jarring to the new generation. It is a piece of basketball history that’s worth remembering. Colorway: White/Black Release Date: 2022 Price: $130 The 1990s was a golden era for both basketball and basketball shoes. We got some of the most iconic sneakers like the Air Jordan 11,
Nike Kobe 6 Protro Mambacita Sweet 16

Nike Kobe 6 Protro Mambacita Sweet 16 Review

The Nike Kobe 6 Protro Mambacita Sweet 16 is the newest shoe from Kobe Byrant‘s line. We sure miss Mamba and his daughter, Gigi, and having these released to the public was a great way to pay tribute to them. Not only that, but you also get to support a great cause. The Nike Kobe 6 Protro is a great
Nike Kobe 1 Protro Del Sol

Nike Kobe 1 Protro Del Sol Review

The Nike Kobe 1 Protro Del Sol is not a new sneaker release. This review for this colorway would have been released four years ago if it didn’t sell out so quickly. But better late than never. Right? We highly recommend this pair for playing basketball, if you can find a pair for a reasonable price, which is tough after
Nike KB24

Nike KB24 Review

The Nike KB24 is a shoe that not a lot of sneaker enthusiasts are familiar with. With the passing of Kobe Bryant, it has been comforting to get some of his sneakers as a piece of memorabilia, even though some may not be as popular. There are a lot of performance elements of this shoe, some borrowed from previous main
Nike Kobe 5 Protro Hall of Fame

Nike Kobe 5 Protro Hall of Fame Review

The Nike Kobe 5 Protro Hall of Fame is a shoe making waves in the sneaker industry and amongst Kobe fans. In commemoration of Kobe’s induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, with Michael Jordan presenting him no less, Nike collaborated with Undefeated to bring us a shoe to remember him and his greatness. We miss the Black Mamba,

Nike Kobe 11 Shoes

The Nike Kobe 11 excelled in almost every aspect except the traction. The best way to describe it is inconsistent. Except for traction, everything else was on point. They offer excellent materials and support, great lockdown, and amazing, (somewhat) customizable cushion.

If the Kobe 11 featured the Kobe 9’s traction, it would be as close to perfect as a shoe can be.  

The 2015-16 season would be the last pro season for the great Kobe Bryant. The season served as a farewell tour for Kobe, one last chance for fans to get a glimpse of the Mamba. He had an ok season averaging 17 ppg, 3 rbpg and 3 apg and was named to the All-Star team, but Kobe had one last trick up his sleeve. During his last regular season game vrs the Utah Jazz Kobe put up 60 points in an epic last performance before ridding off into the sunset. 

The Kobe XI was the last Kobe, that Kobe himself would wear on-court. The shoe came in an standard version and a EM version, as depending on the colorway, the shoe featured a knit or a synthetic upper. There are a bunch of different sleek colorways of this shoe, but one of the best has to be the Bright Mango or Barcelona colorway. 

Nike Kobe 11 EM Performance Review

Nike pulled a fast one on consumers by releasing the Nike Kobe 11 Elite, announced there would be no other versions of the Kobe 11, then subsequently released a more affordable option dubbed the Nike Kobe 11 — sans the Elite. Now, with that being said, you know WearTesters had to try out the EM version of the Nike Kobe

Here is Your First Look at the Nike Kobe 11 EM ‘Carpe Diem’

The Nike Kobe 11 seems to be the model that is paying tribute to popular Kobe’s of the past. First we saw the Bruce Lee theme back on the Elite rendition, then the Lower Merion Aces on the EM. Tomorrow will be the release of the Draft Day Kobe 11 EM, and after that will be these bad boys… the

Nike Kobe 11 W/ Full Length Zoom – Performance Review

In this performance review we find out if full length Zoom really does make the Nike Kobe 11 better. The retail version of the Kobe 11 Elite features a Lunarlon and Zoom cushion system, but NikeiD allows you to customize the cushion setup to a full length Zoom or Lunarlon drop in midsole. Even though it may cost a pretty

Nike Kobe XI (11) Elite – Performance Review | JAHRONMON

Here is the performance review of the Nike Kobe XI (11) Elite. It has a dynamic cushion setup, solid support system, and comfortable upper. Where does the Kobe 11 rank amongst the best in the signature line? Only one way to find out… The Nike Kobe XI Elite is available at these retailers: Foot Locker | Champs | Eastbay | Nike

Nike Kobe 11 Performance Review | Zak Kerr

Man oh man… One aspect of the shoe can ruin the entire experience. Traction I had problems just about everywhere. I took the Kobe 11 to about 6 or 7 gyms and was slipping in almost all of them. There was only one instance where I didn’t have any issues and that was on a perfectly clean floor. They actually performed

Nike Kobe 10 Shoes

The Nike Kobe X was a solid shoe. The traction was awesome, the cushion was solid, they fit like a glove for the most part and stability was on point. The worst feature of the Kobe X was the materials. 

The Kobe X aren’t the best Kobe model in the line by any means, but they are a good all-around performer. 

Kobe was only able to play 35 games during the 2014-15 season, and it was obvious that he wasn’t the same player as before his injury. He had solid averages either way soring 22 ppg, grabbing 6 rpg and dishing out 6 apg which earned him an All-Star appearance. Kobe had lost his explosiveness but he was as crafty a player as there has ever been, and during that 2014-15 season his basketball skills were on full display. 

The Nike Kobe X wasn’t the most popular Kobe model by any means, but the shoe got the same treatment as the Kobe 9. Nike dropped an elite low version, an elite high version, team colorways, ultra customized PE versions, etc. 

Nike Kobe X ‘Flight’ On-Foot Look

The Nike Kobe X ‘Flight’ is part of the Nike Basketball Flight Pack which included the LeBron 12 & KD 7. Like the aforementioned sneakers, the Nike Kobe X ‘Flight’ features similar colors with the dark teal upper and orange accents. While we were initially told that only 5 colorways of the Kobe X would release, Nike clearly has plans

Nike Kobe X EXT

The Nike Kobe X is going into EXT mode… whether you like it or not. I have to admit, the simple look of the Kobe X doesn’t translate well with their EXT model. They look more like the Nike Trash Talk from a few years back, but with the Nike Kobe X tooling. This White/ Gum colorway looks like it’ll

Nike Kobe X – Tech Breakdown

 Here we breakdown the tech featured on the tenth signature model for the Black Mamba, the Nike Kobe X. Full length Lunarlon, Zoom, textile mesh upper, and a plethora of stability features; these are just some of the things the Nike Kobe X has to offer performance wise. WearTesters details it all for you in this latest Tech Breakdown. Check out

Nike Kobe X Deconstructed

Long7 is back with another sneaker deconstruction, this time around the Nike Kobe X is deconstructed. Way back when the Kobe X was being leaked online, there was an image of a dismantled Kobe X which showed exactly what the shoe was made of. I do think that those images were all that was needed, so Long7 could have skipped

Nike Kobe X (10) ‘Findlay Prep’ PE – First Look

Reminiscent of last year’s Kobe 9 Elite Low ‘University Red,’ the new Kobe 10 is now seen in a red ‘Findlay Prep’ Player Exclusive. This shoe is one that I wish was releasing in stores, because the flat navy midsole against the red textile mesh upper looks just amazing. The shoe represents the Findlay Prep colors, and will most likely

Nike Kobe 9 Shoes

The Kobe 9 is one of the all-time great Kobe shoes. In particular, the traction on the Kobe 9 was some of the best traction ever featured on a basketball shoe. The Kobe 9 also offered excellent cushion, a variety of different material setups one could choose from, and good support.  

Kobe spent the 2013-14 rehabbing his torn Achilles from the previous season. A torn Achilles usually takes a full year (so, more than an NBA season) to rehab properly if it doesn’t end your career completely. But, in true Black Mamba fashion, Kobe made it back before the end of the season and was able to play 6 games and average 13 ppg, 4 rpg and 6 apg, which is freaking impressive.

The Kobe 9 again came in a wide array of flavors. There were all sorts of colorways, there was a high-top elite version, there was a low-top elite version, there were life style versions… for a shoe Kobe barely wore the Kobe 9 got a ton of love from Nike. But out of all the Kobe 9s that were released, the Kobe 9 Bruce Lee has to be the fan favorite, and still one of the cleanest silhouettes in the Kobe line.  

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Performance Review with Randy Booker

From on-court training to on-court performance reviews, Randy Booker is the man. If you wanted another opinion on the Nike Kobe 9 Elite’s performance then you’ll definitely will want to check this video out. Seems like everyone that wears them has slight differences in terms of the fit but overall we seem to all agree that the traction is beast.

Nike Kobe 9 EM Performance Review

Not much has changed between the Nike Kobe 9 Elite and the Kobe 9 EM but there were a few minor changes made that made for a fun ride.

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Performance Review

Nike Kobe 9 Elite &#36; 300 <ul> <li> Release Date: 2014 </li> </ul> <a href=”https://ebay.us/h8yaXa”>Buy Kobe 9 Elite </a> <em>UPDATE:</em> If you are looking for a sneaker with similar performance features in 2021, check out the <a href=”https://weartesters.com/puma-clyde-all-pro-performance-review/”>PUMA Clyde All-Pro</a>. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The Nike Kobe 9 Elite Performance Review:

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Performance Review with MrFoamerSimpson

We have a performance review of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite and its from the main man, MrFoamerSimpson. Foamie goes into detail on his experience with the Nike Kobe 9 along with his personal likes and dislikes which is always a helpful look. Check out his performance review below and be sure to subscribe if you haven’t already.

My Top 5 Performance Aspects to Look Forward to in The Kobe 9 Elite

The list of things that most of us aren’t looking forward to with the upcoming Kobe 9 Elite is short and sweet. The 2 month wait until they release and that $225 price tag. This is the Elite version, not sure why they’ve decided to start with the Elite, and there will be a non-Elite model eventually which will be

Nike Kobe 8 Shoes

The Kobe 8 was an excellent shoe, especially for guards. The Kobe 8 offered great traction (some of the best ever until the arrival of the Kobe 9), top-notch, customizable cushion, and supportive, lightweight materials. 

The Kobe 8 was a very technologically advanced model that Nike Basketball would use as a blueprint and tweak from year to year. The Nike GT Cut, for example is a very similar shoe, released in 2021. 

The 2012-13 season began with tons of promise for the Lakers, but would ultimately end in utter disappointment. The Lakers brought in superstars Steve Nash and Dwight Howard in the offseason, and immediately became the clear favorites to bring home the Larry O’Brien trophy. But the team never gelled correctly. Dwight clashed with Kobe and Nash couldn’t get healthy enough to be the dominant PG everyone wanted. To make everything 10 times worse, towards the end of the year Kobe ruptured his Achilles tendon, which would mark the beginning of the decline of the Black Mamba’s on-court performance. He ended the year averaging 27 ppg, 6 rbpg, and 6 apg. He was named to the All Star team and the All-NBA first team as well. 

The Nike Kobe 8’s synthetic upper allowed for an impressive number of different colorways. Most of them were named after different types of snakes, following the Black Mamba theme, but there were also team versions, soccer inspired versions, etc. There was even an elite version of the shoe. Everyone has their favorite colorway of this shoe but the Kobe 8 Elite Metalic Gold, which was obviously meant to make an appearance during that years finals, is as slick as it gets. 

Nike Kobe 7 Shoes

The Kobe 7 was a very disappointing model, especially considering that it followed two amazing models in the Kobe 6 and Kobe 5. There were some elements of the Kobe 7 that were decent, primarily the traction and the materials. Everything else was a swing and a miss for Nike. 

The drop in the quality of his footwear didn’t faze Kobe too much, as he went on to improve his individual numbers from the previous season. Kobe averaged just about 28 ppg, 5 rbpg, and 5 apg. He was an All-Star, he was named to the All-NBA first team and the All-NBA Defensive second team. He and the Lakers made the playoffs, but would again fall in the second round, this time to Kevin Durant’s OKC Thunder. 

There were again a great number of different colorways that dropped of this shoe. Once again it would be a Kobe’s Christmas model that would take the prize of “most iconic”. This years version was predominantly purple with acid green accents and red laces. 

Nike Kobe 6 Shoes

The Kobe 6 is another all-time great performer from the Kobe signature line.  The Kobe 6 did everything well, after a break-in period. The traction started off inconsistent, but as they broke in, they became extremely grippy. The cushioning was performance-driven and superb. Also great were the lockdown and support.  

These are shoes that need some love at the beginning, but once they mold to your foot and get some wear time, they blossom into an one of the greatest, on-court shoes of all time. 

The Kobe 6 originally realeased during the 2010-11 season. At this point the Black Mamba was at the height of his powers. Kobe was named to that years All-Star team, won the All-Star MVP, was named to the All-NBA Defensive 1st team and to the All-NBA first team as well, all while averaging bassically, 25-5-and 5. Just a monster. 
The Lakers would make the playoffs but fell in teh second round to the team that would end up winning the NBA championship that year, the Dallas Mavericks. 

Kobe would get a slew of different colorways of the 6s that year. There was a red and black version he wore during that years all star game, more subdued Laker friendly colorways like the Concords (white, back and purple) and the Del Sol (black and yellow), and more outlandish versions like the Chaos (acid green, navy blue, red and white). But the most iconic colorway of this shoe dropped on Christmas day of 2010. Kobe broke out a pair of acid green 6s with red laces during his match up with LeBron James and the big three era Miami Heat. The colorway is known as the Grinch colorway and it has been one of the most sought-after, and influential colorways of all times. 

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