October 15th, 2012 by Brendan Dunne
News on the Nike Zoom Kobe VIII has been a bit slower to arrive with respect to the other big names in Nike Basketball, the model apparently poised for a little later rollout. So far, the best view of the Nike Zoom Kobe 8 that we have been privy to has been of the lifestyle persuasion, with some grainy photos of the basketball version being the first to arrive. The pair pictured lands somewhere in between those two designs, with a crazy black and yellow patterning and what appears to be a Hyperfuse upper, leaving little in terms of seams and no doubt resulting in quite the lightweight sneaker. As you can see, the pair also has a more defined heel clip, some extra detailing on the tongue logo, and a bit of a different set up on the lace placket. Click through to check out this Nike Zoom Kobe 8 sample, along with the additional versions that we’ve previously seen, and stay tuned to find out which iteration of the eventual upcoming model this will turn out to be.
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September 21st, 2012 by John Kim
According to Nike, Kobe Bryant is a Lifestyle. Well, that, at least, is what Nike is attempting to convey with this Spring 2013 Kobe-branded model. Here’s a first look at the Nike Zoom Kobe 8 Lifestyle, which features a familiar profile (along the lines of the Kobe V-VII) with a surprising suede upper; the already low-pro Kobe concept is met with lifestyle-sneaker materials and accents, like the VacTech bulging toe and lace-placket and the stitched-on Swoosh on the medial side-wall of the shoe. The Kobe 8 Lifestyle is indeed the perfect mix of what we’ve come to know with the three most recent Zoom Kobe models with Nike Sportswear’s build techniques, but how will it fare in retail? More detailed viewings of this interesting Kobe model is just ahead so give them a thorough review and check out the full listing from dballaholic on eBay.
Nike Zoom Kobe 8 Lifestyle
University Red/University Red-Court Purple
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