December 26, 2013 BY John Kim / 4
So the “SS” tag on today’s Kobe 8 “Christmas” release is revealed to be “Shedding Skin” – quite an appropriate stage for the shoe after one long and incredible year of releases. The textured upper brings the Mamba’s signature shoe to even more 3D-like heights, with the scales protruding outwards for quite an impressive visual. What makes this latest iD option even more incredible is that the Shedding Skin acts as an independent layer to the already existing options – that means you can combine SS with “Pit Viper”, “Chroma”, “Blue Coral Snake”, and the solid option for and endless selection. Along with the SS option is the lacelock – a first for any Nike Kobe – so check out some of what we whipped up below and head on over to NIKEiD to get yours done.
My christmas kobe came with extra laces, has a gold metal mamba symbol on the 3d padded tongue, and marks the 1st of 15 xmas day games kobe has missed. Pretty exclusive to me zook.