The Kobe V's were cleaner than the VI's. While I still love the VI's and the snake skin concept, a clean, yet stylish look has more appeal for me. Either way, you're getting a large amount of performance and style with these.
You can cop these now on NikeTown.com. If you're lucky enough to have the cash to throw down, do it. Everyone I've talked to with Kobe's likes the comfort and lightness. If you've got some Kobe VI's, let us know your opinion on them!
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