When the Zoom Kobe IVs were previewed, I immediately thought that Kobe and the designers of the sneakers had lost their mind! In this day and age where most slashing point guards or small forwards are opting for mid-to-high cut basketball sneakers (the exceptions being Steve Nash and Mike Bibby.) it seemed as though Kobe was foregoing all the drama with basketball sneakers being highs, and went in the opposite direction.
During his press conference regarding the sneakers, Kobe elaborated that he likes to feel closer to the floor. Kobe continued to say, "High-tops really don't do much for you," Bryant told the Associated Press. "If you're going to roll your ankle, you're going to roll it. It kind of is what it is."
We'll have to wait to see how long it takes Kobe to switch kicks during a run of games, especially when the Lakers take on the defending NBA Champions, the Boston Celtics, on Christmas Day.