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Nike Kobe 8 Elite

March 20th, 2013 by / 20c

The Nike Kobe 8 Elite will release on April 27th. The sneaker is built around Kobe Bryant’s quick game, and picks up a snake styling like so many other silhouettes in the Black Mamba’s Nike oeuvre. His “Superhero” colorway from the new Nike Basketball Elite 2.0 trio is a poison green affair that also puts on some speckling and a little bit of snake texture all while keeping the Engineered Mesh upper intact. See more on the Nike Kobe 8 Elite, release date April 27th, after the jump and tell us what you think of Kobe Bryant’s post season model for this year.

Update: Nike has changed the release date, and the Nike Basketball Elite Series is now releasing April 27th.

via NIKE Inc
KOBE 8 SYSTEM ELITE: Deceptive Speed

Kobe Bryant often showcases the adept speed and precision of his on-court alter ego, the Black Mamba. The KOBE 8 SYSTEM ELITE is inspired by the lethal green pit viper snake and the x-ray vision emitted by its heat-sensing eyes. Bryant stays three steps ahead of his opponent with his keen vision. The KOBE 8 SYSTEM ELITE highlights Bryant’s power of deceptive speed with a poison green colorway and x-ray vision graphic on the collar lining.

The KOBE 8 SYSTEM ELITE is designed for precision footwork while offering:

  • Carbon fiber heel clip and shank for lightweight stability, quick cuts and jumps
  • Dynamic Flywire technology reinforced with Kevlar® aramid to provide more consistent stability and lockdown
  • Articulated foam tongue provides impact protection and minimizes lace pressure
  • Kevlar® aramid laces resist stretching for a more consistent fit
  • Phylon midsole and Nike Zoom technology providing consistent, responsive cushioning

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tonio09stl
tonio09stl

These are hard. I bet every person on here that said they dont like them will go get the first pair to drop. Just like with the original Kobe 8s, everybody said they were ugly but they are always the first to sell out!!

homertime13
homertime13

Thanks. Zoom trumps Lunar..always has, always will.

B_JeffTheGod
B_JeffTheGod

Nothing on this shoe screams "Elite" besides the price tag that will come along with it

Josiah
Josiah

These are a disappointment. There are little to no improvements on the shoe. they look the exact same, and they will probably perform the same. those two little flywire strands aren't going to help any. very disappointing..

TRoyBoy27
TRoyBoy27

very nice except for the dynamic flywire.

Sneeky
Sneeky

Now I am more than convinced they are Lunarglides.

TheKid
TheKid

kobe better start wearing these now because unlike lebron and kd, he might not be ging to the playoffs this year

newgodfro
newgodfro

i love the detailing on the swoosh. safe to say retail is going to be 200?

jay2324
jay2324

definately digging these like the snake like leather on the nike check not to mention the hidden kb24 under the flywire cool colors cant wait to see the other color ways to drop as this is not the shoe he will wwar for the playoffs

heat_meiser
heat_meiser

The exposed flywires on these actually look kinda dope. I dig em... the lebron X lows on the other hand are a shit show.

MisterAdidas
MisterAdidas

This is the same shoe....Very dissappointed smh

Longstroke
Longstroke

Perhaps I am a bit confused, but isn't an " Elite" model supposed to supersede the previous model in regard to materials used, especially if there will be an increase in price?!

djtangaray
djtangaray

I hate Kobe but this might be the first Kobe shoe I buy.

Da_Real_Big_Infinite
Da_Real_Big_Infinite

Not bad... wanna see how they feel now... nothin too different frum any of them really... jus add carbon fiber & sum fly wire here & there... but I do like da new tongue & kevlar laces



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