Evolution of Kobe’s Signature Sneakers From 1996 to 2016

The Kobe VII continued the evolution that started with the IV but at the same time completely revolutionized the concept. It still felt like wearing a low top with increased support, but this model took modularity to a whole new level, offering multiple replaceable midsoles with sleeved uppers of varying height. The VII was also the first Kobe sneaker to have an Elite version with scales like those on the 6.