Nike Kobe 8 Elite
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
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!!
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..
kobe better start wearing these now because unlike lebron and kd, he might not be ging to the playoffs this year
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
The exposed flywires on these actually look kinda dope. I dig em... the lebron X lows on the other hand are a shit show.
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?!
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
@tonio09stl why u worried bout what everybody else is gonna do?
@jay2324 hell yea.. dat KB24 under da mesh is too hot