Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight

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Earlier tonight, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant moved passed “The Big O” Oscar Robertson for ninth place on the NBA’s All-Time scoring list. Kobe made the leap when he scored his 26,711th point in the third quarter of LA’s 101-97 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. Both ironic and fittingly, Mr. Bryant is the subject of this week’s Sole Shots.

Last month, Bryant’s sixth Nike signature shoe the Zoom Kobe VI officially hit retail. Inspired by his “Black Mamba” alter ego, the form-fitting shoe features a scale-textured polyurethane upper. Carrying over from its predecessor is a low cut, Flywire support panels and Zoom cushioning.

To celebrate the new Kobe release, Sole Shots has gathered some great Nike Kobe photography from members of the Sole Collector forum. While the Zoom Kobe V is undoubtedly the preferred subject for most sneaker photographers, other Kobe favorites are sprinkled in as well. Let these talented individuals know what you think of their photos and share some of your thoughts about Kobe and his evolving sneaker line.

You can pick up the Nike Zoom Kobe VI, here at Eastbay today.

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight - dalazzDale aka dalazz, Trumbull, Connecticut

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: chubunkyNoel aka chubunky, Long Beach, California

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight - UncleUncle aka UnclesFoto, Toronto Canada

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: abstractabilityabstractability, Orange County, California

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight - bigluzerChaim Jaskoll aka bigluzer, New York

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: steveSteve Mullholand, Key Largo, Florida

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight – dwack08dwack08, California

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight - niners819niners819, Eugene, Oregon

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: gdiemasterJefferson Santos aka gdiemaster, San Diego, California

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight - c32c32, Toronto, Canada

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: heelntoe-wit-my-nyksheelntoe-wit-my-nyks, Seattle, Washington

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight – smj1724Jon Santos aka smj1724, Tucson, Arizona

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight - whoryderwhoryder, New York City

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: youngmamba248youngmamba248, New York

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlightbulletz, Buffalo, New York

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight - JuKeBoxJuKeBox, Los Angeles, California

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: try again?Steve Tran aka try again?, Southern California

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: smeezy33Joey Samson aka smeezy33, Mississauga, Canada

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight – onoudidntgfAlan Leung aka onoudidntgf, Bakersfield, California

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: kb8thekidkb8thekid, Orange, California

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight - jamlj13jamlj13, Las Vegas

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight – Never Wear Themfeet on fire, Hollywood, California

If you’re interested in submitting your photos for Sole Shots, e-mail us at eastbaysoleshots@solecollector.com. Please include your name and location with your submissions. You also have the option of providing us with a link to your online photo album or website to link back to when we post your work.  You do not have to be a registered member of Sole Collector to participate.