This previously unseen Nike Zoom Kobe IV (4) sample recently turned up in a white patent/white/varsity purple/black/canyon gold scheme. Like the release version, Kobe’s championship shoe features a prominent outrigger in the front and sculpted midsole for reduced weight in the rear. The Zoom Air unit embedded in the heel and the patent heel cup are also analogous to the ZKIV sitting on retail shelves. The primary difference between the two, however, is the unreleased pair features a leather middle panel, while the one on the Blacks Mamba’s feet is interspersed with Flywire support strands. Varsity Purple stitching reinforcements hold the Swoosh in place on the sample pair. This Nike Zoom Kobe IV (4) will not hit shelves.