April 16th, 2013 by Brendan Dunne
While there may not be more Kobe Bryant coming for this season (Get well soon Mamba), there is more Nike Kobe 8 coming. This purple pair is on the way for May, and curiously carries a “Playoffs” designation from Nike. That’s not something we see slapped on too often at an official level, not to mention the fact that the Lakers are still in jeopardy of not making it to the post season. And if they do make it to the post season, they’ll have to go it without that future Hall of Fame player. Check out the Nike Kobe 8 Playoffs in court purple after the jump and watch for them to release on May 11th.
Nike Kobe 8 – Playoffs
Court Purple/Pure Platinum/Blackened Blue-Laser Purple
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April 9th, 2013 by John Kim
The big advantage of Engineered Mesh is that the material allows for some pretty incredibly gradient-effect visuals, as seen with the Nike iD options on all the EM-built shoes like the Lunarglide+ 4, Air Max+ 2013, and so on. The Kobe 8 isn’t an exception because this “Purple Gradient” colorway that the Mamba rocked some time ago is one of the sickest “Lakers” colorways we’ve ever seen don the Shozoku as the toe-to-heel utilizes the lush purple from light to dark. Paired with a black midsole speckled with purple and a snow white outsole, we have one of the best colorways of the Nike Kobe 8 – or perhaps ever. Check the detailed gallery below and stay tuned for release info.
Nike Kobe 8
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January 8th, 2013 by John Kim
So the Lakers haven’t really been on their game…but Kobe’s sneaker rotation of the Kobe 8 is simply on point. He’s been rotating a combo of Player Exclusives like this sick gradient-effect of purple tones, which, quite honestly, kinda have a ‘Galaxy’ feel to them. Many have praised the Kobe 8 for bringing an unprecedented level of style to the Kobe line as well as Nike’s Hoops wing as a whole, and colorways like these will only elevate the Kobe line back to prominence after a relatively mediocre showing by the VII in the States. We’ll keep you in the loop if we learn of a release, so check out the extra photo taken by Kobe himself (he recently joined Twitter, FYI) as well as another shot of Kobe, Dwight, and Coach D’Antoni below.
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