Nike Zoom Kobe IV PROTRO Feb 2019

Now that the ZK IV DO NOT have full length zoom, will you still cop?

  • Yes

    Votes: 102 51.8%
  • No

    Votes: 95 48.2%

  • Total voters
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Kobes have been consistent though. The post-retirement models are a little iffy but 1-11 were all solid with the exception of the 7 (IMO). 360 and "Exodus" were good models.

Jordan lost me after the 18.
 
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Kobes have been consistent though. The post-retirement models are a little iffy but 1-11 were all solid with the exception of the 7 (IMO). 360 and "Exodus" were good models.

Jordan lost me after the 18.
Completely agree on the Kobe line! I feel like they were trying to do too much with the 7, I copped a couple of pairs but just ended playing in the 6s which is one of my top 3 favorite of the line.
 
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Kobes have been consistent though. The post-retirement models are a little iffy but 1-11 were all solid with the exception of the 7 (IMO). 360 and "Exodus" were good models.

Jordan lost me after the 18.
Jordan missed me with the 15, then like Jordan I stop seeing them as basketball shoes and more for casual dress use so every now and again he hits me with something like the 16, 19se, 23. I did buy the 30s on clearance to hoop in and still having hoped in them
 
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Jordan's advantages for his marketing branding

- NBA rules banning his shoe jump started the marketing campaign the shoes. Nike was paying his fines for wearing shoes that were banned and people loved it.

- NBA first huge push for globalization

- lack of competition in branding
* Adidas actually passed on Jordan because they though being a guard wasnt marketable. People loved the fact that he wasnt a big and people could relate.
* Magic and bird were retiring when Jordan came in and he was the inheritor of the face of the league.

Jordan's success on the court ultimately was the main factor

Kobe disadvantaged

- too smiliar to Jordan right after Jordan

- competition in the sneaker market
*Jordan
*Ai
*Tmac
*Lebron
*KD

- self inflicted rape case

I could go on more but I dont feel it's worth it ultimately it isnt a defend Kobe and discredit jordan.

I'm simply pointing out factors that helped him out. Jordan has the bigger brand and its deserved. His on court accomplishment and his business savvy mindset has taken him to the top.
ALSO.. what really helped Jordan's Brand is that we the public got to purchase and wear the EXACT same pair and colorway of Jordans (99% of the time) that he wore in a specific game or memory and through-out the season. Nowadays with all the P.E's we don't get the opportunity to have that memory of a shoe. Kobe started wearing a lot more P.E's later in his career that we never had the chance of purchasing.. "Amnesty" 8's for example (My Fav) Sucks nowadays. :frown:
 
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ALSO.. what really helped Jordan's Brand is that we the public got to purchase and wear the EXACT same pair and colorway of Jordans (99% of the time) that he wore in a specific game or memory and through-out the season. Nowadays with all the P.E's we don't get the opportunity to have that memory of a shoe. Kobe started wearing a lot more P.E's later in his career that we never had the chance of purchasing.. "Amnesty" 8's for example (My Fav) Sucks nowadays. :frown:
this is prob the biggest reason why JB>others, "banned" "free throws" "the shot" "banned pt2" "flu games" "last shot" add that into the crazy innovative coloways and insane design and materials like bred, elephant, patent leather. Thats not to say that the others haven't had some awesome innovations kobe 6 scales shoe design for instance, kobe brining lowtops to the maintop (the pun sounded better in my head) but yeah CWs we are getting screwed the first that comes to mind is Kobe 1 Houston ASG, his were blue and what we got were black :frown:
 
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