When used effectively, a gradient can really compliment a shoe’s design and bring out some elements that would previous go unseen. An example of this is the new colorway seen above of the Nike Zoom Kobe VI.
Black sits closest to the midsole and transitions to purple as it reaches the top of the upper. A white outsole matches up with the white midsole before the model transitions back to purple for the outsole. The heel cup is the final details and sits in a soft grey.