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Nike Kobe 8 EXT “Year of the Snake” – Black | Arriving at Euro Retailers

February 1st, 2013 by | 10 comments

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We’re pretty sure that the Nike Kobe line has been waiting for the ‘Year of the Snake’ to arrive for years now, thanks to the easy connection between that and Bryant’s ‘Black Mamba’ moniker. One of the sneakers that will celebrate the Chinese New Year is this black version of the Nike Kobe 8 EXT, which goes for a lights out scaly look across its upper. Continue reading to get a better view of the upcoming sneakers and, as always, stay tuned to Sneaker News to get the US release info. Or, if you don’t wanna wait, keep in mind that they’re hitting European retailers like Caliroots today.

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Black/Black-Metallic Silver

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Nike Kobe 8 EXT – Black – Metallic Silver

January 21st, 2013 by | 8 comments

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Readers have been ooh-ing and aah-ing at every pair of ‘snake’-wrapped sneakers, with some special attention going to this luxurious Nike Kobe 8 in a sleek black snake-skin upper. This EXT model is indeed built for the outdoors, but the material on the upper indicate a high-end appeal as it doubles as a pair of snake-skin dress shoes. These have already released at Nike Basketball retailers in Asia, but with a U.S. release date yet to be revealed, we’ll have to sit and wait while capturing more previews. More detailed images of the Nike Kobe 8 ‘Black Python’ are just below so stay tuned to Sneaker News for release info.

Nike Kobe 8 EXT
Black/Black-Metallic Silver

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Nike Kobe 8 “Black Mamba” YOTS

January 10th, 2013 by | 14 comments

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It’s like all the stars are aligning for Nike and Kobe Bryant in 2013. The ‘Year of the Snake’ closes out the full cycle of twelve after Nike first embarked upon these annual collections with the Horse in 2002, and with Kobe Bryant’s ‘Black Mamba’ being the perfect platform to launch the collection, it’s clear that Nike Basketball and Sportswear have been preparing for this monumental occasion. Releasing in China on January 18th, the Nike Kobe 8 “Black Mamba” features a luxurious black snake print on a leather-appointed upper, providing an attitude of class and ferocity in one bite. ┬áIn addition, the Swoosh appears to be etched out, giving it a focus of Sportswear much like LeBron’s ‘Cork’ release does. Check out the new angles just below and let us know if the Nike Kobe 8 ‘Black Mamba’ Year of the Snake is a must-have for you, and be sure to keep in tune with Sneaker News for more updates on a stateside release.

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Nike 2013 “Year Of The Snake” Collection

January 10th, 2013 by | 28 comments

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Inspired by Kobe Bryant and the Year of the Snake, Nike Basketball and Nike Sportswear introduces a capsule of footwear and apparel to pay homage to the 2013 zodiac. With the first Zodiac-based capsule of releases beginning in 2002, the release of the ‘Year of the Snake’ completes the twelve-pronged cycle as we enter another year of good fortune laid out by the traditional mindset of the honored beasts. Featured in the Nike 2013 ‘Year of the Snake’ Collection are three Nike Kobe 8 colorways, featuring scaly uppers, VT-treated EXT models, and the basic Engineered Mesh shells, and three Nike Air Force 1 releases. Continue on for a complete review of the Nike 2013 ‘Year of the Snake’ Collection and be sure to chime in with your opinion on this awesome set of footwear releases.

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