May 10th, 2013 by John Kim
A sneaker that Kobe has worn throughout a good portion of his 2012-2013 season is hitting stores tomorrow – the Purple Gradient edition that Nike Basketball now dubs the “Purple Platinum”. Despite Kobe missing the Playoffs due to injury, the Nike Kobe 8 is still playing at the top ranks in terms of sneaker popularity thanks to great colorways that we’ve been previewing thus far. Get the Kobe 8 offseason phase in gear by copping these tomorrow at Nike Basketball retailers tomorrow or right now on eBay.
Nike Kobe 8 – Playoffs
Court Purple/Pure Platinum/Blackened Blue-Laser Purple
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April 18th, 2013 by Aaron Hope
The Los Angeles Lakers secured a more favorable first round playoff matchup by winning in overtime Wednesday night. But even if LA has a better chance against San Antonio than they probably would against Oklahoma City, there’s just no replacing the winningest member of Nike Basketball’s signature shoe lineup. Lakers fans will have to put their trust in Dwight Howard, Steve Blake and company, with new Nike Kobe 8 System colorways like this sick purple gradient edition in the unprecedented position of releasing while the Black Mamba is on the mend. It’s a shame we won’t see these Court Purple Kobe 8s live up to the ‘Playoffs’ tag they’d garnered earlier, but as you can see in more photos below, this is a superb colorway for both on-court and casual purposes. These will hit select retailers in just over two weeks, so stick with Sneaker News for updates as we approach the Saturday, May 11th release date.
Nike Kobe 8 System
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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