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NIKE KOBE 8 ELITE The Nike Kobe 8 Elite is Kobe Bryant’s second “Elite” signature sneaker from Nike Basketball. Click in for the most up to date Nike Kobe 8 release dates, information, and colorways.

Nike Kobe 8 Elite GS “Superhero”

April 20th, 2013 by | 9 comments

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Need proof that Kobe Bryant is a superhero? We’ll point to his heart-breaking injury the other night and how the Mamba went ahead and made both of his free throws right afterwards. Celebrating his superhero status is the upcoming Nike Kobe 8 Elite “Superhero”, which will be the first of Nike Kobe 8 Elite releases to arrive at retail. And it looks like they’ll be around in GS sizes as well, allowing the smaller footed folks to get a stab at the Nike Basketball Elite Series 2.0. Continue reading for more on this Nike Kobe 8 Elite release and tell us if they’ll make their way into your collection.

Nike Kobe 8 Elite GS “Superhero”
Poison Green/Blackened Blue-Hyper Blue

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Sneaker News Talks Nike Basketball Elite Series 2.0 with Designer Leo Chang

April 19th, 2013 by | 14 comments

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When Nike Basketball unveiled the initial Elite Series last spring, a lot of eyebrows were raised in response to the high pricetags, but upon examination of what you were getting for your money, it became clear that these shoes were packing some next-level performance features. We sat down with designers Leo Chang and Jason Petrie prior to the release of the first Elites to really delve into what made the shoes so “elite” and why the product justified the hefty pricepoints. As we learned, every tiny detail of the shoes are analyzed, considered and upgraded using materials and technologies that could never make it onto the in-season models because of their high cost. The Elite Series lets these designers loose to do all the things they’ve always wanted to do on a basketball shoe, and the end result is the pinnacle of what’s been achieved to date in the basketball footwear genre.

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Nike Basketball Elite Series Gold Pack

April 19th, 2013 by | 8 comments

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The Nike Basketball Elite 2.0 Collection is ready to lift off tomorrow as the White/Gold colorways of the Nike LeBron X Elite and Nike KD V Elite are scheduled for a retail debut at select retailers (the Nike Kobe 8 iD in Black/Gold will release later in June). Built with supreme materials fit for the top-speed and high-flying acts that Durant and LeBron perform on a nightly basis, the Elite Collection raises the bar to new heights thanks to these advanced designs that no other brand has even come close to achieving. We’ve got an exclusive look at the entire Nike Basketball Elite Gold Pack below, so enjoy the exclusive gallery and stay tuned to Sneaker News for a detailed discussion with Nike Basketball designer Leo Chang on the entire Elite Series.

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Nike Kobe 8 Elite “Superhero” – Special Edition Packaging

April 18th, 2013 by | 49 comments

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With the launch of the Nike Basketball Elite 2.0 Collection, Nike has created alternate personas focusing on the “Superhero” qualities of its three signature athletes. For Kobe Bryant, the emphasis went on his speed, precision and unparalleled vision, using a lethal green pit viper snake colorway to bring some energy to this special installment of the Nike Kobe 8 Elite. With a debut launch of the Elite 2.0 line set for this Saturday, and a release of the “Superhero” set the following weekend, Nike Basketball hit us up with this limited edition special box featuring the Nike Kobe 8 Elite in a transparent case inspired by classic toy packaging to further bring home the superhero theme. Only a handful of these amazing boxes were created and will not be available at retail, so check out the exclusive photos below and stay tuned to Sneaker News tomorrow for an interview with Nike Basketball designer Leo Chang in which we discuss the entire inside story of the Nike Elite Series 2.0.

Nike Kobe 8 Elite “Superhero”
Poison Green/Blackened Blue-Hyper Blue

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Nike Kobe 8 Elite “Lakers Home”

April 13th, 2013 by | 15 comments

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Last night saw Kobe Bryant breaking out a previously unseen version of his Nike Kobe 8 Elite silhouette, one with a distinct “Lakers” palette. It felt like it was only a matter of time before his Elite line for this year was diversified just a little bit, given how the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant have previewed plenty more pairs than the baseline gold looks. Of course the night that this new style debuted was soured by a Kobe injury, one that may or may not signify the beginning of a new era for the Lakers’ golden boy. See the Nike Kobe 8 Elite “Lakers Home” right after the jump and hope with us that Kobe will be back on the court to give them some more wear.

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Kobe Bryant Debuts Nike Kobe 8 Elite

April 11th, 2013 by | 19 comments

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So there’s some serious concern that the Los Angeles Lakers might miss the Playoffs altogether – it all comes down to the final few games of the regular season. To put away any doubt of missing the postseason, Kobe and crew just need to win out, and last night’s gutsy win over the Portland Blazers proved that sometimes that extra 10% and the “will to win” do make a difference. For last night’s crucial game, Kobe Bryant debuted the Nike Kobe 8 Elite in Black/Gold – a shoe that as of now won’t release until June, which is separate from the release dates of the KD and LeBron Elite releases. If the Lakers manage to pull into the Playoffs, do you think Nike will push forward the release date? Check out the high-def gallery of Kobe below and stay tuned for updates.

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Nike Kobe 8 Elite+ – Black – Metallic Gold

April 10th, 2013 by | 30 comments

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Will the Nike Kobe 8 Elite+ hit the hardwood in the postseason? At the time of writing this it looks so, as the Lakers are barely edging out the Utah Jazz for the Number 8 seed in the West. But even if Kobe does make it that far you’ll still have to do more waiting for his gold based entry into the Nike Basketball Elite 2.0 series than the rest of them, as this style doesn’t release until June 1st. See the official images on the Nike Kobe 8 Elite+ in its black and metallic gold colorway after the jump and make sure you stay tuned to our NBA Feet recaps to see whether or not the pair will see gametime.

Nike Kobe 8 Elite+
Black/Metallic Gold

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