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Nike Kobe 8

The Nike Kobe 8 is the eighth signature shoe for Kobe Bryant with Nike Basketball. Just as the past few signature Kobe sneakers, the Kobe 8 System was designed with a focused on performance that also incorporates some new tech as well as some current favorites, such as Lunarlon. Engineered Mesh is utilized on the upper of the Kobe 8 Systemx, which was officially introduced a few weeks back, and Lunarlon provides responsive cushioning. The familiar heel counter returns, but has been slimmed a bit to fit with the mesh. The new Engineered Mesh provides a new look on the Kobe 8 and allows for greater options when it comes to color. Additionally, it has contributed to a bit of weight loss, bringing the Kobe 8 System down to 9.6 ounces.

 

Upcoming Nike Kobe 8 Releases

 

Nike Kobe 8 "Prelude"

To bring in the Nike Kobe 9, Nike Basketball is celebrating the history of the Kobe Bryant signature line by releasing all the prior models. The Nike Kobe 8 Prelude was inspired by Kobe's ability and desire to reflect. Last year was a difficult one for the Black Mamba, and as he grinds to return from an achilles injury, Kobe is not averse to reflecting on his obstacles up to this point. The Kobe 8, therefore, features a ripple-like effect symbolic of reflecting on one's past.

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Nike Kobe 8 Colorways

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Nike Kobe 8 System "Away"

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Nike Kobe 8 System "Python"

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Nike Kobe 8 System Volt
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Nike Kobe 8 System

"Christmas"

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Nike Kobe 8 System

"Black History Month"

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Nike Kobe 8 System

"Blue Coral Snake"

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Nike Kobe 8 System

"Extraterrestrial" (All-Star)

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Nike Kobe 8 System

"Year of the Snake (Red)"

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Nike Kobe 8 System

"Year of the Snake (Black)"

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Nike Kobe 8 System

"Easter"

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Nike Kobe 8 System"Westchester HS"
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Nike Kobe 8 “Pit Viper”

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Nike Kobe 8 “Mine Grey”

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Nike Kobe 8 System

"Year of the Snake (Black)"

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Nike Kobe 8 System

"Easter"

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Nike Kobe 8 System

Challenge Red

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Nike Kobe 8 “Black History Month”

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Quite the rarity, the Nike Kobe 8 has been spotted in a second “Black History Month” colorway. Sporting a printed upper similiar to its counterpart, this year’s purple and gold motif is opted for, with violet marking its territory on the upper in varying shades. Metallic gold is worked into the equation, lighting things up on the Swoosh and heel counter, while also featured via speckles on the midsole. Completing the kick in grand fashion, an opaque outsole is seen also in violet. Check it out for yourself in the embedded Instagram video (courtesy of @realpromotagged) below, and let us know how this one stacks up against the original Kobe 8 “BHM.”

NIKEiD Launches “Gumbo” Collection

NIKEiD Launches Gumbo Collection

For those keeping track on Twitter, Nike has been full of surprises lately. Following the out-of-the-blue launch of the “Red October” Nike Air Yeezy 2s, NIKEiD is bringing new flavor to five featured silhouettes. The Nike LeBron 11, Nike Kobe 8, Nike KD VI, Nike Air Force 1 High and Nike Air Force 1 Low compose the new “Gumbo” collection. In line with All-Star Weekend, these New Orleans offerings see both men’s and women’s size runs of the sneakers, updated with the likes of glow-in-the-dark outsoles and graphic lining. The “Gumbo” collection is available now at NikeiD.

Nike Kobe 8 Prelude Official Images

Nike Kobe 8 Prelude

The Nike Kobe 8 Prelude concludes the popular countdown series leading up to the Nike Kobe 9. While the Kobe 9 is set to bring Flyknit to the hardwood, the Kobe 8 saw the first basketball shoe to embrace Engineered Mesh. This Prelude pair focuses on the theme of reflection, using contemporary art inspiration on the upper. Fans of the Nike Kobe 8 Prelude can look for this colorway to release on January 25th at Nike.

Nike Kobe 8 “Year of the Horse”

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The Year of the Horse will soon be upon us, and Nike Basketball is celebrating with a special colorway of the Nike Kobe 8. The Nike Kobe 8 “Year of

Nike Kobe 8 “Shedding Skin” iD Option Available Now

Nike Kobe 8 Shedding Skin iD Option Available Now

Put your own spin on this year’s most talked about Christmas colorway with the Nike Kobe 8 “Shedding Skin” iD Option. Pit Viper, Blue Coral Snake, Solid, and Chroma uppers are available to carry a shedding layer of skin over their standard facade. An array of glow-in-the-dark features also distinguish this update, as does the Kobe logo jewel on the tongue. Start creating your Nike Kobe 8 colorway now at NIKEiD.

Nike Kobe 8 “Green Glow” Official Images

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First seen on the feet of Kobe Bryant’s wife, we get official images and nomenclature from the source of the Nike Kobe 8 “Green Glow.” Going the tandem route on the upper, green glow comes together with mineral teal hits, creating a snakeskin-like print, with laser orange taking its place on the accents, inner lining and outsole. Look for the “Green Glow” Kobe 8 to drop this Friday, December 20 for $140.

Nike Kobe 8 System “Christmas”

Nike Kobe 8 System Christmas

Striking snake styling sets off the Nike Kobe 8 System “Christmas”. Following up 2013’s “Christmas” Kobe 8, the System silo aids Kobe’s comeback by making the most of the Black Mamba motif. A silver upper sports scales, accented by the likes of neon green and chrome gold. Fans of Kobe Bryant can expect him to lace up the Nike Kobe 8 System “Christmas” on Christmas Day. They can also mark their calendar for the day after Christmas as the official release date for this festive launch.

Nike Kobe “All White” Collection

Nike Kobe All White Collection

Hampton hues highlight the Nike Kobe “All White” Collection. Coinciding with the Prelude Pack and upcoming Nike Kobe 9 launch, we find the first eight Mamba models dropping their Laker likeness for a blank base. Right now, we presume these are for promotional use and will not see a formal release. With that said, would you cop if you could? Let us know in the comment section.