Since we previewed it last week, some people have been wondering if Kobe will wear the Kobe V White/Varsity Red/Black at this year’s All-Star game. It does drop a week before the 2010 NBA All-Star game, and matches the colors of the Western Conference jerseys. But after all, this is Kobe we’re talking about and after 4 Championships and 11 All-Star appearances we can all agree that this year’s potential leading vote-getter deserves something special for the occasion. So let the speculation cease: here is a look at the Nike Zoom Kobe V All-Star, hitting Foot Locker and House of Hoops stores on 2/12.


The Kobe V All-Star is red and black, staying true to the traditional Western Conference colors. The upper is red with a bright red wood-grain appearance to the eyestay and toe cap overlays. The laces, mesh collar, heel counter, sock liner and midsole are black. The heartbeat-patterned outsole is clear with a red pivot point, black shank plate, and red Kobe logo on the heel.


To mark the shoe as Kobe’s 2010 All-Star footwear, a patch on the heel of the insole is marked with his name, conference, nickname (“The Black Mamba”), the year, and a reminder that he is a “Three X MVP” of the NBA All-Star Game.


To see more angles of the Kobe V All-Star check out the Gallery.