Year Introduced: 2009

The Zoom Kobe IV took a tentative step towards a high-tech, lightweight basketball lowtop, the Kobe V took the full-on leap. Made up of overlaid synthetics and sitting on a Zoom Air equipped sole with aggressive outriggers, the Eric Avar designed Kobe V proved that ankle support didn't just come from collar height. Also, what Kobe Bryant wanted, Kobe eventually got.