Nike Kobe VIII (8) - First Look

Presented here is an early sample mockup of Kobe Bryant’s upcoming Nike Kobe 8.

Featuring a “System” construction like the Kobe 7, the latest Black Mamba signature looks to feature a low-top upper of Engineered Mesh and synthetics for a lightweight, breathable construction while an inner sleeve and interchangeable cushioning options will also be present. Finally, unlike the sample pictured here, the final version will see the Swoosh moved back toward the external heel counter, a la past Kobe releases.

What do you think of Nike’s decision to retain the “System”? Enjoy this fist look and stay tuned for additional looks and info.

Via CK


  1. a sleek version of the kobevii…i like what i see. not a huge fan of the sleeve thing but as long as we get the tongue insole version i am cool! shape reminds me of the air go lwp which is a good thing..hope the xmas cw is hot! violet or purple with volt will be golden! nuff said!

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