December 27, 2012 BY John Kim
Upon the unveiling of the Nike Kobe 8, the public response has been moving slowly out of the gate. Claims of it the 8 being to similar to previous versions or not quite capturing that b-ball shoe stance were some of the main points of critique, but after seeing Kobe rock the sick Christmas colorways just two days ago, minds have been changed. We’re getting a look at two new colorways of the Kobe 8 made for the Black Mamba – a dope purple/magenta gradient pair and a second grey-scale package with yellow/purple (he already wore these in a game). A full shot of both are below so take a look and stay tuned to Sneaker News for potential release info.