Nike Kobe 8 “Year of the Snake” Collection

Kobe Bryant?s Black Mamba moniker lends itself well to the ?Year of the Snake? sneaker series. Three makeups of the Nike Kobe 8 take on the title, sporting scaly black, red suede, and red camo dressed uppers. The first pair seen is built for the hardwood, relying on snake print and black leather. The second take is designed for casual wear, set to suede and styled seamlessly. Lastly, a third pair dons Lunarlon and Engineered Mesh composition for System tagging. Stay tuned to Nice Kicks for official release dates.

Nike Kobe 8 "Year of the Snake" Collection

Nike Kobe 8 “Year of the Snake” Red Suede

Nike Kobe 8 "Year of the Snake" Collection

Nike Kobe 8 “Year of the Snake” Red Suede

Nike Kobe 8 "Year of the Snake" Collection

Nike Kobe 8 System “Year of the Snake”

Nike Kobe 8 "Year of the Snake" Collection

Nike Kobe 8 System “Year of the Snake”

Source: Nike, Inc.


  1. Da_Difference116 says:


  2. Voon60 says:

    Considering only third colorway has a plastic heel counter, I would consider the first two as “off-court” variants.

  3. funkyj says:


  4. Lex_407 says:

    I’m feeling the first two pairs, the last pair just looks too plain in my opinion.

  5. Jonathan Broder says:

    the black scales and the camo red are dope. i hope the red is the ASG..that is sick…nuff said!! i really hope the red becomes the all star..would make sense in colors per past kb asg kix. we shall see i guess. the black scales reminds me of a black out vi which is definitely a good look!

  6. LaryKing says:

    Damn a whole pack?! Thank you nike

  7. Jonathan Broder says:

    on the nikeinc page it says red camo rd is feb..we shall see!

  8. rant and whine says:

    red and blue- similar to the barcelona FCs

  9. gorgonphone says:

    that all black one is cool

  10. LRJ17 says:

    Red suede seems to be the Kobe 8 Lifestyle Sample from last year.?http://www.nicekicks.com/2012/09/nike-zoom-kobe-8-lifestyle-sample/

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  12. jfaust says:

    The all black is fire

  13. Neezy says:

    The black pair are the best, but the rest sucks. Especially looking at the fact you’d think Nike would go all out, for a signature sneaker, of a man nicknamed AFTER an actual snake.

    1. TreYeezy_ says:

      @Neezy?no bull… hopefully his bhm will make up for this

  14. SneakerFreaker says:

    The black ones are the best Kobe’s made…In My Opinion

  15. GyanShieldsdad says:

    I hate that everyone loves the black pair because so do I…lol?
    Top joints from last year…http://youtu.be/HEYnKCBe49w

  16. MarcelSuarez says:

    I’m feeling the black ones and the suade Spider-Man looking ones lol

  17. BLACKMAMBA1 says:

    why is everyone feeling the black pair i like the red and black snake one whats wrong with them

  18. BLACKMAMBA1 says:

    also do the black and red snakeskin ones have the exact same features as the normal original kobe 8 systems