Year: 2004

Nike welcomed Kobe Bryant with open arms and immediately got in the Innovation Kitchen to hook the NBA’s most competitive player with a pair of shoes that could stand the test of his versatile game. With a little help from an old Tinker classic design the 2K4s were ahead of their time performance wise, keeping them relevant even in today's game. The shoe was the epitome of lightweight performance in the pre-Flywire era. And while it wasn't technically a Kobe signature shoe, the lasered version pictured made it quite clear whose model it was.