Taking inspirations from the car that Kobe leapt, the Hyperdunk Aston Martin DB9 integrates a high quality metallic silver leather inspired from the coat of the DB9. The plush interior was matched the premium Italian leather seats. The logo on the tongue was inspired by the Aston Martin wings, handcrafted and jeweled.It started with Kobe jumping over an Aston Martin DB9. The result was over 25 million people watching it, talking about it, amazed by it. Completely unexpected.
Over the past several months, Kobe has had the opportunity to temporarily own an Aston Martin of his choosing. However, the consumer already understands the connection and is just waiting for us to give them a piece of the dream.
As part of our mission to empower basketball to the Los Angeles consumer, NIKE West Basketball has recently committed to giving/raising $256k to LAUSD to Save Basketball in Los Angeles.
LAUSD recently reported a shortage of funds for sports programs in Los Angeles. Without private donations, these sports would be cancelled. The $256k shortfall in basketball was for the stipends that pay the coaches for their involvement.
NIKE’s solution is not to just give money, but to raise awareness and promote programs for the schools to be able to generate their own funds to maintain basketball and other sports programs for its’ students.
All of the proceeds raised from the sale of the Kobe *Aston Martin Collection will be applied to this $256k commitment to Save Basketball in Los Angeles.
Taking inspirations from the car that Kobe leapt, the Hyperdunk Aston Martin DB9 integrates a high quality metallic silver leather inspired from the coat of the DB9. The plush interior was matched the premium Italian leather seats. The logo on the tongue was inspired by the Aston Martin wings, handcrafted and jeweled.
In order to achieve the once thought to be impossible sub 11 ounces, Kobe Bryant encouraged the NIKE Basketball design team to adopt a true low platform. Carefully sculpted to ergonomically fit the lateral and medial malleolus, the ZKV uses a 1 piece seamless booty inside a productive and supportive SkinWire shell.
SkinWire is generation 2 of Flywire, which utilizes a new welding technique that minimizes material and eliminates seams and weight from the upper while increasing durability and flexibility. The ZKV also integrates heel and forefoot Zoom Air in a lightweight articulated outsole, which provides responsive cushioning and stability. All in, the ZKV integrates brand new NIKE innovation and provides Kobe with the most advanced basketball shoe ever produced.
The ZKV Aston Martin Edition combines inspiration from the family of the Aston Martin collection, including the One-77.
The Kobe-Aston Martin Collection will come in a stackable two-shoe premium case taking inspirations from not only the Aston Martin vehicles, but the parking garage that Kobe actually jumped at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.