May 1, 2013 BY John Kim / 14 c
Kobe Bryant’s love of the sport of soccer traces back to his childhood days in Italy, where he spent as much time dribbling a basketball with his hands as he did a soccer ball with his feet. The international sport has played a unique role in the history of the Nike Kobe signature line as well, with the Nike Zoom Kobe V being first to adopt that super low-cut construction often seen with football boots. With the Nike Kobe 8, Nike Basketball takes it a step further into the soccer field with the Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial, which combines the Nike Kobe 8 silhouette with details from the Nike Mercurial Vapor football cleat – notably the Swoosh at the toe, the bold NIKE placement on the medial side, the graphic of grass on the outsole. There are some spicy Nike Kobe 8 releases still on the way, with the Mambacurial being one of the must-haves of the bunch, so enjoy this detailed gallery below and stay tuned to Sneaker News for all your Kobe 8 info.
Nike Kobe 8 System MC
Red Plum/Electric Green-Pink Flash
I hope these do make it to the states, just so I can hear about them being RTV'd in the near future.
these are exactly like the soccer shoes cw, nice! just hope these won't be a fu$%&ng hyper strike, hoh or some shit like this or like Barcelona cw, good summer shoe..btw Kobe didn't dribble so many balls in his youth in Italy, he wasn't that good but they always want him as a goalkeeper..lol
Kobe is a beast and I'm down with soccer too. This shoe was made for me. I'm on it. Hopefully, it won't be a Euro exclusive like his other soccer-related shoes.
@mr_ball210 you may have given youself an answer already