The Nike Zoom Kobe line has made major strides in improving each and every model year after year to achieve optimal performance. The Zoom Kobe VI is no different.
While the ZKV was an overall great performer on the court, it did have its drawbacks. One thing that changed for the better was the midsole, and may be the most important upgrade. The ZKV had great cushion and a low profile midsole that eventually wore out with continued beatings one the hardwood or blacktop. For the ZKVI, a slightly thicker midsole with the usual Zoom Air cushion system with provide the wearer with substantially more playing time in their kicks. Traction is also slightly upgraded, solely by the addition of more rubber. Having used less rubber in the ZKV made the shoe lighter, but if you ever played in them outdoors the traction left much to be desired. Flywire is still used on the entire upper underneath the snake like texture which can finally be seen in these new images.
Will this be one of the best performing Kobe’s in the lineup thus far? With a sneaker that supposedly molds to your foot, one would sure hope so.