11. Nike Zoom Kobe VI "3D"
Avatar had a huge impact on pop culture and after that the 3D phenomenon was just hitting its resurgent stride—of course the heads in Beaverton took the opportunity to cook up one of the most interesting concepts for Kobe’s line. The upper featured a raised texture of blue and red, mimicking 3-D capability and even had a pair of glasses stitched inside the tongue. With All-Star Weekend in L.A., it was a perfect idea, perfectly executed.