Fresh pics of early Nike Zoom Kobe 1 prototypes have hit the web, giving us an insight into Team Swoosh’s design process.
Likely the earlier of the two, a black/gum prototype features a similar forefoot of the midsole to the OG, with carbon-fibre plates apparent on the white midsole a bold addition. A muted black upper is understated compared to what we saw on the final product.
The white sample is even closer to the Zoom Kobe 1 we know, utilising a larger carbon-fibre plate with extensions at the outrigger.
Diehard Kobe fans can cop these uber-rare prototypes now at Index Portland.