Nike recently released the newest Kobe Bryant shoe — the Zoom Kobe VI — too much fanfare and adulation, at least to those among us who fancy a shoe with scales. After debuting Christmas day in a Grinch green colorway, the sneaker has slowly but surely made its way across the NBA, appearing on the feet of bros like J.R. Smith, Nick Young and Lamar Odom. They’re a big hit. And that’s why, I’m guessing, someone decided to paint some portraits of some of the various colorways that are being released.
Tracy Tubera, an artist/toy designer, has done up the three most prominent versions of the shoe (Conchord, Del Sol and Grinch) for some limited edition prints. Very limited. Like, only 24 copies of each version. They retail for $30 apiece and I think they’re pretty cool, even if the Conchord version does look like Kobe’s playing for the Sacramento Kings.
If you’re looking for something different to hang in your office and you’re a fan of Kobe Bryant, cartoons or shoes, then this is right up your alley. $30 for a piece of art no one else you know is going to have? Can’t beat that.
Big versions of the prints after the jump.
(via Nice Kicks)