The sneaker’s camouflage upper dons a purple gradient effect, transitioning from a lighter to darker hue as you move from the from to back. Contrasting the look are touches of black, grey, and white. Grey contrasts on the outsole and Swoosh seals the deal. This shoe is undeniably awesome!
The Nike Kobe 8 Returns: Why Now & What’s Next?
When the Nike Kobe 8 debuted in November 2012, Kobe Bryant’s body was breaking down even if his competitive spirit remained at an all-time high.
Looking back we now know Kobe Bryant ruptured his Achilles and fractured the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee in the Nike Kobe 8. Besides this unfortunately event, the Kobe 8 was popular for its looks and fit. In a U.S. men’s size 9, the Kobe 8 System created Kobe’s lowest and lightest performance basketball shoe at just 9.6 ounces.
Creative Director Eric Avar, his team and Kobe collaborated to come up with the Kobe 8. Featuring a Lunarlon cushioning, the midsole insert was lightweight and allowed for great comfort. The upper consists of ultra light engineered mesh to allow flexibility and breathability.
Nike Kobe 8 Protro Releasing in Fall 2023
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