words // Brandon Richard
After starring together in the 2011 "...The Black Mamba" short film and the new #KOBESYSTEM Nike commercials, there's no question that Kobe Bryant and Kanye West share a mutual respect for each other. That relationship nearly resulted in a Kobe-inspired version of the original Air Yeezy in 2009, but plans for that shoe eventually fell through. It appears that the concept has been revisited this time around, as a photo of a "Cheetah" Kobe VII-flavored Air Yeezy 2 has surfaced online.
The shoe features a Royal Purple leather, mesh and suede upper, complemented by red gold-tipped laces, a volt tongue logo, speckled midsole and glow in the dark outsole. You'll also notice what appears to be a matching dust bag for this year's release.
As of now, we can't report any official details, but be sure to stick with Sole Collector for future developments.