April 21, 2013 BY John Kim / 11
Kobe Bryant seems like the odd man out heading into the Playoffs. Not only is he sitting out with injury, but his shoes – the Nike Kobe 8 Elite – are releasing at a separate time than the KD and LeBron. That’s because the Kobe 8 lifecycle isn’t anywhere near an end, because along with this upcoming Purple Gradient colorway, there’s still the matter of that multi-colored version and that curious “Mambacurial” version that has yet to unfold. Many are calling these Kobe 8 “Purple Gradient” joints one of the best Kobes ever, so if you agree, be on the hunt when it officially hits stores on May 11th.
Nike Kobe 8
Court Purple/Pure Platinum-Blackened Blue-Laser Purple