Sports Business Daily has a nice roundup of opinions on Kobe Bryant's new low-cut Nike shoe, which he'll debut against the Cetics in a nationally televised Christmas Day game.
Kobe had a hand in designing the Nike Zoom Kobe IV, telling Nike to create "the lowest, lightest basketball shoe ever." Some are calling it a gamble, although Gilbert Arenas and Steve Nash have long been proponents of low-tops.
"It's always good to come with something that's not caught up in the sea of sameness, something that brings a little bit more change, a little bit more energy to the game," Kobe said. "So from the business side of it, I feel like it can't come at a better time."