You can?t play basketball in low cut shoes, can you? You will sprain your ankle immediately, right? These were the myths debunked by the Nike Zoom Kobe IV in 2008. Watching soccer is one of Kobe Bryant?s favorite past times. In his mind, if soccer athletes preferred low cut boots in the fast pace, quick direction changes, and aggressive play of soccer, then the same idea could be applied to basketball. Add superior cushioning to the low, lightweight sneaker, and basketball courts have looked different ever since. Head over to Nike, Inc. for more images, as Nike continues its summer of basketball celebration.