The Nike Zoom Kobe III’s will be released sometime in February (around the 8th) and the pictures of the various color schemes are starting to dominate the internet shoe sites. Rice High School, a Nike Kobe sponsored program, just received their specific colorway’s with black patent, green cage, yellow mesh, and a dominant yellow swoosh. The shoe looks great, but these high school releases have a reputation of never being released to the public. I actually saw some guy spamming a forum telling the world he’d pay $1000 for them!
These new ZKIII’s have been receiving all kinds of mixed reactions. All I know is this should be one of the lightest shoes ever made, and Kobe’s actually been wearing these, unlike the Kobe II.
Kobe ran a special pre-release of the shoe on December 22nd at the House of Hoops in Harlem and in China where he revealed the new shoe and also gave a few lucky fans a chance to purchase the limited edition ZKIII “China.” I believe he even autographed a couple pairs; still not sure why he couldn’t just give a few away!