Browsing the "Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial" Tag

Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial – Release Date

May 15th, 2013 by | 12 comments

nike kobe 8 mambacurial release date 06 Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial   Release Date

The Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial will release on June 7th here in North American, having already arrived at select Asian spots. The sneaker is one with heavy soccer ties, ties that link back to Kobe’s upbringing in Italy that had him equally exposed to basketball and “football” as our European friends call it. The Engineered Mesh upper pioneered by the Nike Kobe 8 proper is reworked here, picking up an alternate bootie look from the Nike Mercurial Vapor IX. Get the full images on the gorgeous Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial, release date June 7th, right after the jump and let us know in the comments if you think this is the best style to date for Kobe’s eighth signature shoe.

Nike Kobe 8 System MC
Red Plum/Electric Green-Pink Flash
615315-500
06/07/13

Read more →

Nike Kobe 8 System Mambacurial

May 7th, 2013 by | 4 comments

nike kobe 8 system mambacurial Nike Kobe 8 System Mambacurial

The Nike Kobe 8 is about to step off the basketball court and onto the soccer field. Metaphorically that is, as the Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial will transition the Black Mamba’s latest sneaker over to a football-boot inspired design. If you look closely on the new design, you can actually see the outline of where the Swoosh was originally placed acrosss the engineered mesh facade of the upper. Stay with us through the jump to see the Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial and let us know if this is a pair you’re looking forward to.

Nike Kobe 8 System MC
Red Plum/Electric Green-Pink Flash
615315-500

Read more →

Jordans Daily
ebay
nitrolicious
Sneaker News Advertise

Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial – Available on eBay

May 5th, 2013 by | 10 comments

mambacurial kobe sneakers 6 Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial   Available on eBay

We recently broke down the inspiration behind the Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial, noting the ties to the Nike Mercurial Vapor IX that released earlier this year. Basketball fans will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the international sport with this release – one of Nike’s most impressive concoctions of the year and a certain candidate to make our Top 30 of the year. A release date hasn’t been confirmed and neither has distribution info (a Euro/Asia exclusive?), so if you want to avoid the wait and mystery, get this Kobe 8 now¬†from id4shoes on eBay.

Nike Kobe 8 System MC
Red Plum/Electric Green-Pink Flash
615315-500

Read more →

Nike Mercurial Vapor IX – Inspiration for the Kobe 8 Mambacurial

May 3rd, 2013 by | 6 comments

nike mercurial vapor ix kobe 8 mambacurial Nike Mercurial Vapor IX   Inspiration for the Kobe 8 Mambacurial

The recent surfacing of the Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial probably has a number of our readers curious as the what the heck a “Mambacurial” really is. The design and colorway is actually directly insipred by the recently launched Nike Mercurial Vapor IX – the most recent installment in the heralded Mercurial Vapor collection. The Nike Mercurial Vapor IX is one of Nike’s best offerings for the sport of international football, with several trim models in the Mercurial family currently ranging in price from $70 for the ¬†Victory IV to $235 for the Vapor IX SG. The flagship colorway of Fireberry and Neon Green was again used for the Kobe 8 Mambacurial, that is slated for a release sometime in the coming months. But why Kobe?

Kobe Bryant’s childhood wasn’t that of a typical inner-city phenom who tested his skills at the local parks; his father, Joe Bryant, was also a professional basketball player and spent some time as a pro in Italy, where Kobe spent a bulk of his childhood. In Italy, he learned to speak fluent Italian while honing his skills in soccer; since then, Kobe has always been a fan of the game and is a particular follower of FC Barcelona. The Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial clearly goes beyond adapting the colorway of the FC Barcelona kit, but instead infuses some of the anatomy of the Nike Mercurial Vapor IX with the forefoot Swoosh, the Mercurial-inspired lettering on the tongue, and the bold NIKE branding on the medial side of the shoe. Now that you know what the origin of the Mambacurial is, check out the official images of the Nike Mercurial Vapor IX as well as a few shots of the Mambacurial to see the similarities for yourself, and if you’re a fan of soccer, see what Mercurial Vapor IXs are available now on eBay.

Read more →

“Mambacurial” Nike Kobe 8

May 3rd, 2013 by | 4 comments

mambacurial nike kobe 8 Mambacurial Nike Kobe 8

The whole FB style continues to have a huge influence on Nike’s output, even taking over the basketball sector here with the Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial. The sneaker is of course a separate model from the standard Nike Kobe 8, albeit one that we’ve only seen in one colorway so far. That colorway is a mixture of red plum, electric green, and pink flash. Just how far will the Mambacurial model extend in terms of the number of releases? Stay tuned to the answer for that and make sure you hit the jump to see all the photos of this initial Nike Kobe 8 “Mambacurial” look.

Nike Kobe 8 System MC
Red Plum/Electric Green-Pink Flash
615315-500

Read more →

Nike Kobe 8 MC Mambacurial

May 1st, 2013 by | 19 comments

mambacurial kobes Nike Kobe 8 MC Mambacurial

Earlier this morning we gave you a nice detailed look at the upcoming Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial – a sleek design that combined the basketball-specific silhouette with details marking the legendary Nike Mercurial Vapor football boot. With an aggressive Swoosh placement on the toe and NIKE spelled out in bold letters on the medial side, these Kobes have caught the eyes of our readers, but let’s hope these aren’t a Euro exclusive like previous soccer-inspired Nike Kobe releases have been in the past. Enjoy the new detailed gallery and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more updated release info.

Nike Kobe 8 System MC
Red Plum/Electric Green-Pink Flash
615315-500

Read more →

Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial

May 1st, 2013 by | 14 comments

nike kobe 8 mambacurial 1 Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial

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
615315-500

 

Read more →

Back to Top ↑


  • Top Categories

    • Just Released
    • Nike Air Max
    • Nike Air Force 1s
    • Nike SB
    • Dunk
    • Air Jordans
    • Basketball
    • LeBron
    • Adidas
    • Running
    • Collaboration
    • Nike Retro
    • Upcoming Sneakers
    • Skate
    • eBay
    • Lifestyle Sneakers
  • Featured Content


  • Archives

  • SN Weekly Email Newsletter







>>>>>>>>