Originally Posted by MOOD INDIGO
So if I understand this correctly, if someone comes in third in a race for first, according to what was just said up there, they still win because they may be more influential.
Yeah, that makes sense.
One plus one does not equal two, because you didn't add the plus.
Well yeah pioneering something doesn't always bring it to the masses.
Apple didn't invent mp3 players or smartphones but they made them well and functional at an acheivable price point and so coined the marketshare first. Kobe is definitely the player who has changed views on wearing hightops. Not that any of this matters though.
I agree with @The Collector in many ways, so many people disregard the kobe highs for lame reasons eg. womens boots or look gay. The fit is awesome and I honestly recommend it to anyone who plays. Do they offer anything that the lows don't, not really but confidence in your ankles due to a tight but flexible fit is amazing.
The KDs do look a little like airmaxes, especially with the pronounced heel and breathable fly-whatever. Anyone who disregards them because of this is only doing themselves a disservice. they will be great shoes but some people won't like them.
I hate most kicks when they are leaked, but as the pics and colourways come out they grow on me. except Lebron 9-11 which I loved from get go. Kobe IX had an amazing cw to kick off and so I was intrigued by the cut. I don't feel the need to post my hate though.
I wish NT threads had more discussion like this instead of a silhouette leak and then 3 pages of "this shoe is wack", "remember when shoes were $50", "nike is literally raping us",