10 More Nike Basketball Designs That Changed The Game

2. Nike Zoom Kobe V

Year: 2009

Where the Zoom Kobe IV leaned in the lowtop direction, the Kobe V was a full-on crossover. Nearly everything from the Kobe IV was done with the V, only better. It was lighter, lower and more fully realized than its predecessor, the difference between a feathered dinosaur and an actual bird. Even now, with the Kobe VIII on the not-so distant horizon, the V looks like the future.

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