In addition to all of the hype surrounding this year's NBA All-Star Weekend, eager fans are awaiting the release of star players' respective colorways of their signature shoes in honor of the event. Pictured above is the Nike Zoom Kobe VI [left] and LeBron 8 V/2 All-Star colorways—solidifying that the West will be rocking red and the East will show off blue.
The L.A. Lakers' All-Star Zoom Kobe VI is true to form, with its Mamba-inspired scaly upper. The Nike LeBron 8 V/2 All-Star has a gradient finish. The most distinguishing aspect of both shoes is the unique lenticular material on the uppers and tongues, which makes images appear to be 3-D and change shape depending on the viewing angle. On the Zoom Kobe VI, the "West" graphic morphs into the Zoom Kobe logo, while the LeBron 8 V/2 displays the "East" graphic transforming into LeBron's signature lion.
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