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80 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews
If you are coming from the Kobe VI, I honestly don't think it's mandatory that you go with the Kobe VII
The heel fit.. It was atrocious. There's no sugar-coating it.
Overall… you can find something that not only plays much better than this shoe but you can do so while saving at least $40-60.
Much like the Air Jordan 2011, the interchangeable midsole concept does come with a few pitfalls. For the Kobe VII, it seems as though the overall fluidness and comfort of the shoe has been affected.
To put it simply, they just didn’t live up to the bar I had in mind. Were it not for the modular midsole system, perhaps they would’ve.
By no means is it the best sneaker from the Kobe line, but it has characteristics that are definitely advantageous on the court.
The Nike Zoom Kobe 7 System is inspired by an icon and built by a legend. It is designed for aggressive players who attack the basket at every angle.
These Nike basketball shoes feature an interchangeable performance insert that allows players to customize the midfoot cushioning and ankle support.
Cushion. The Nike Zoom Kobe 7 System comes with the Attack Fast insert. This midsole insert is made of a Phylon foam with Nike Zoom Air bags in the forefoot and heel.
The Attack Fast midsole delivers lightweight responsiveness. It is ideal for players who rely on their quickness on the court.
The Kobe 7 also has a Supreme System that retails for $180. Aside from the Attack Fast insert, it also comes with a second insert called the Attack Strong.
The Attack Strong insert is made of a full-length Cushlon midsole that offers a plush and comfortable ride; ideal for players who get physical in the paint.
Traction. The Nike Kobe 7 system has a durable rubber outsole with a multidirectional traction pattern that grips well different surfaces.
Length and Width. These Nike basketball shoes are true to size but are reportedly narrow in the forefoot. Normal and narrow-footers can order their actual size. Wide-footers may consider going up half a size.
Lockdown. The Nike Zoom Kobe 7 System’s interchangeable midsole inserts offer varying degrees of support.
The Attack Fast insert has a low-cut design with a power stretch forefoot cuff that provides a snug fit for a faster feel. The Attack Strong insert has a high-cut ankle cuff that delivers enhanced support, allowing you to make power moves in the paint.
These revolutionary Nike basketball shoes also have next-generation Flywire cables, a 3D heel cup, and a glass composite midfoot shank that delivers a responsive and locked-in feel.
Constructed mostly of next-generation Flywire, the Zoom Kobe 7 System’s upper provides support and stretch where it is needed. The Flywire is embedded in a polyurethane outer shell for increased durability.
The Nike Zoom Kobe 7 System’s design draws inspiration from Kobe’s predator-like instinct. The outer shell displays predator patterns that simulate the skin of a leopard, black mamba, and great white shark.
On some colorways, a color graphic is found under the outer shell. These graphics are also inspired by predators: Grey Wolf, Great White Shark, Poison Dart Frog, and the Leopard.
The Nike Zoom Kobe 7 System can also be customized through NIKEiD.