January 16, 2013 BY John Kim
The Zoom Kobe line went full ‘Snake’ with the Zoom Kobe VI and the faux snake-skin shell upper, but what we’ve really been waiting for is a Kobe release like this. It was only a matter of waiting for 2013 when the ‘Year of the Snake’ gave Nike Basketball all the opportunity to extend its reach to the limits of design, and this high-grade premium release with a black snakeskin upper, etched Swoosh and Kobe logo on the heel, and seamless upper encapsulate the attitude of Kobe’s career and personality as a refined predator with a flair for style. This first ‘Year of the Snake’ release is scheduled to hit stores this weekend in China, so check out the extra images below and let us know if this is the best Kobe release yet.
Nike Kobe 8