Nike Kobe 8 PP – Black – White
Late in its lifespan, it appears that the Nike Kobe 8 is getting all regional on us. Shown is the Nike Kobe 8 PP, a model catering to the Philippines that is apparently set to launch out there as of this weekend. Whether or not the US will eventually get their hands on these styles remains to be seen, but for what it’s worth we haven’t seen Kobe’s sneakers do a truly regional exclusive release in a while now. Hit the jump with us for full images of the black and white Nike Kobe 8 PP style and stay tuned to Sneaker News to find out more as the story develops.
Photos: Sole Movement
Btw, ball in a pair of Kobe's and then ball in a pair of Lebrons then you tell me who had the better shoe!!!
They're both moving units for Nike but Lebron is the face of Nike! Lebron shoes cost more to produce and that's why you have a mark up on his shoes more so than Kobe so there will be a discrepancy I'm the total dollar amount as more units are moved! Also, there are many more color ways of the Lebrons than the Kobe's!!! I think it's a testament that at 34 he's able to be second to Lebron in shoe popularity at Nike (MJ will always be #1) when KD and other youngsters are on the roster!
With all that being said, Kobe is king in Asia and shoes are released there that will never see the light in the states! It's all about getting money and both are moving units for the company that carries the check on the side of your shoes!!!
At first I was like WTF?? But when I took the time to look at them a bit longer I was now like "ok, not bad. carry on".
They sellin'em over there, because nobody with any sense gives a damn about his punk ass over here. Dwight Howard is outta there because of his punk ass, and now Nike is realizing that it's all downhill from here.
Oh, this is going to be fun...:)!!!!!!!!
Like these better than the other PP colorway. The design on that midsole is incredible and could go a long way with all sorts of colors if Nike really wanted us to have a heart attack haha
@JackSpain i hear ppl always tell me they like balling in kobes, they are great in comfort and support. I havent tried it for myself tho'
Dude, Both of their shoes cost less then 10 bucks to make, so all dat other stuff is irrelevant. Kobe still have 5 rings to Lebron 2
@Longstroke dis mafucka cant stop ridin kobes nutsack huh... 5 rings, nuff said
Wat are u talkin bout. U stay hatin on Kobe fa wat... More people five a damm about Kobe then don't. U are in da minority... And we all think ur a secret kobe supporter
The Kobe IV is by far my favorite but VIII has won me over!!! Grab a pair and I promise, it'll be hard to ball in something else!!!
Why do Kobe fans always talk out of their asses?! Don't you idiots realize that the research has already been done?
Read it and weep.
Looks like LeBron James is winning off the court as well as on it. After winning an NBA Championship, an MVP award (his 4th), and a Gold Medal at the Olympics (his 2nd), all in 2012, it’s become clear that LBJ is crushing the competition on the hardwood. However, with last year’s sneaker sales numbers coming in recently, showing LeBron outsold Kobe Bryant – his nearest competitor – by a 6 to 1 ratio, he’s also crushing his competitors at the mall.
My bad, I was saying it was a simple low top meaning that's why it's cheaper, it has less tech, which makes the shoe better IMO. I had deleted that by accident but I forgot my thought so I didn't bother to correct it.
@JFresh_136 simple low top that are considered GREAT balling shoes in terms of support and comfort. so what you saying?
@Da_Real_Big_Infinite Show the numbers, as I have shown mine. The source is right up there, a qualified source.
Now prove that that Kobe's shoes do well in NY, don't just say it, show proof. I've proven that LeBron kicks his ass 6 to one, regardless of numbers made.
Bitch made, that's what you are.
Now you see, a simp like yourself would not understand that what people think of what you say, really isn't any of your business.
Oh, I'm not outnumbered because of the 14 people who commented this shoe, your the only one spewing hate towards it. I never said I liked Kobe, I just respect him. Out of your 139 comments, only 43 people liked, or agreed with them. If you think that you're right and everyone else is wrong and that they should like LeBron and nobody else then you should have 139 likes. Look at my profile and Infinites', your outnumbered. LeBron's shoe is a high top, has zoom air and a 360 Air sole because his play needs it more than Kobe's which is a simple low top. Kobe's ate reasonably priced compared to LeBron. It is called hype. If Kobe's didn't have the name Kobe, they would sell. If LeBrons didn't have the name LeBron THEY WOULD NOT SELL. If you don't like Kobe then don't comment on his shoes because you look stupid going out of your way to do it as if you have nothing else to do.
Wat are u talkin bout.. Kobe is more loved in China then any other athlete. His elite shoes were priced at 220 & sold very well, espc in China where they sold out... So figures don't matter when ur arguably top 10 basketball player to ever play.. I'll take over a billion fans any day. Lebron shoes are dam near 300 bucks vs 140 & out here in NYC, no Kobe shoe stay on da shelves. And brons EXT models u can't hoop in. So I rather see units sales then revenue Cuz those numbers are on a big ass curve... And why do u stay have kobes name comin out of ya mouth if u hate him. If u don't like a person, then don't talk about him. How bout u try dat fa once... But We all think ur a front
So what that says is that Nike does not have the confidence to MAKE a similar amount for Kobe, because they know that he can't sell it!
Nike isn't in the business of losing money, and you'd better know that if they thought that Kobe would make them some loot, there would be more produced.
Since his punk ass is disliked by so many, Nike isn't going to risk it.
Its easy to accumulate that much revenue when Lebron shoes are TWICE AS MUCH AS KOBES... How bout u research units sold instead of revenue sales
You can't possibly be that stupid, but then again...you did just make the effort to type that response .LMAO!!!!!!
Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant and Metta World Peace made the list of the top 10 most-disliked athletes in the world, according to the N-score measure taken yearly by Nielsen and E-Poll, via Forbes.com. The poll is limited to active athletes.
MWP came in with just 21 percent of the public's support, landing sixth on the list. Bryant came in with 27 percent, at No. 10. They are the only two NBA players on the list, which is headlined by Manti Te'o and Lance Armstrong, along with such athletes as Tiger Woods, Michael Vick, Kurt Busch, and Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
Notably absent from the list?
It is you that is "outnumbered".
Almost all your comments hate on Kobe and his shoes, if you don't like them then don't say anything because you're basically outnumbered. We know you love LeBron but you sound like all the other bandwagoners who put other people down because they like somebody they don't and they will go out of their way to do it. Your the type of person who would hang on to LeBron's every word even if it was a lie.