words_Brandon Richard It's easy to forget that Kobe Bryant once proudly represented the stripes of adidas. After a six year stay with the brand, Kobe and adidas Basketball couldn't meet each other's vision and mutually parted in 2002. Kobe spent the next season wearing a hodgepodge of footwear, giving a variety of brands a test run for his next sneaker contract. Seven years ago this month, the Black Mamba signed a deal with Nike, and hasn't looked back since. Five signature shoes later, Foot Locker is ready to take a look back at the short history of the Zoom Kobe line from Nike. From Ken Link's Zoom Kobe I to the current Kobe V from Eric Avar, this feature gives a little insight into the history of each sneaker. Click the pictures below for larger images. You can read more over at Footlocker. via Footlocker