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September 16th
Flight School: Nike Air Zoom Kobe IV

One of the first basketball sneakers to use Nike’s famous and effective Flywire material, the Nike Air Zoom Kobe IV was a revolutionary basketball shoe. Not only was Kobe coming fresh off a contract with adidas, Kobe’s fourth shoe in the series started to display his style and finally shape his shoe deal into something more than a big name collaboration. Nike said they wanted to make a light and flexible shoe very reminiscent to a soccer cleat and they succeeded with the Air Zoom Kobe IV. The Lunar Foam sole supported by the Zoom Air made for extreme comfort as the Flywire brought the extreme flexibility. These three components together helped Kobe win his second consecutive NBA Championship. It must be the shoes.