January 10th, 2013 by John Kim / 23
Inspired by Kobe Bryant and the Year of the Snake, Nike Basketball and Nike Sportswear introduces a capsule of footwear and apparel to pay homage to the 2013 zodiac. With the first Zodiac-based capsule of releases beginning in 2002, the release of the ‘Year of the Snake’ completes the twelve-pronged cycle as we enter another year of good fortune laid out by the traditional mindset of the honored beasts. Featured in the Nike 2013 ‘Year of the Snake’ Collection are three Nike Kobe 8 colorways, featuring scaly uppers, VT-treated EXT models, and the basic Engineered Mesh shells, and three Nike Air Force 1 releases. Continue on for a complete review of the Nike 2013 ‘Year of the Snake’ Collection and be sure to chime in with your opinion on this awesome set of footwear releases.
Nike Kobe 8 “Black Year of the Snake”
Nike Kobe 8 EXT “Year of the Snake”
Nike Kobe 8 System
Nike Zoom Huarache 2k4 ‘Year of the Snake’
Nike Air Force 1 High CMFT
Nike Air Force 1 Low Foamposite
Nike Air Force 1 Low CMFT
The above release dates are for China
The black kobes and first two forces are crack & the jacket is sick but i hope they come out with one sans those corney patches. Reminds me of the RockSmith Kobra Kai Varsity.
The forces are nice, but honestly Kobe is killing em this time around! Clearly no debate & that jacket is AWESOME!
amazing no 1 liked the red suede LS kobes when they were first shown... amazing they are so great now lol smh kobe 8 is a great sneaker tho' great job nike.
i hope the red camo is the all star but we shall see! would make sense as the drop date is feb and the west usually rocks a red jersey. we shall see. thanks!