words & images_Nick DePaula

One of the most highly touted performance sneakers of the 2009-2010 season is back again for the start of a new year, as the Zoom Kobe V is now available in team colors.

Sporting a white upper with varying base colors and metallic silver hits, the Zoom Kobe V Team features all of the same exact technology as the model worn by Kobe Bryant when he captured his fifth NBA Championship last June. Loaded with heel and forefoot Zoom Air for responsive cushioning, a Flywire upper for lightweight support and clocking in at a feathery 10.6 ounces in a size nine – by far the lightest shoe on the market – the Zoom Kobe V makes a pretty good case to be your next weapon of choice on-court.

Nike Zoom Kobe V – White/ Black/ Metallic Silver

Nike Zoom Kobe V – Varsity Red/ White/ Metallic Silver

Nike Zoom Kobe V – Varsity Royal/ White/ Metallic Silver

Nike Zoom Kobe V — Midnight Navy/ White/ Metallic Silver