April 18th, 2013 by John Kim
With the launch of the Nike Basketball Elite 2.0 Collection, Nike has created alternate personas focusing on the “Superhero” qualities of its three signature athletes. For Kobe Bryant, the emphasis went on his speed, precision and unparalleled vision, using a lethal green pit viper snake colorway to bring some energy to this special installment of the Nike Kobe 8 Elite. With a debut launch of the Elite 2.0 line set for this Saturday, and a release of the “Superhero” set the following weekend, Nike Basketball hit us up with this limited edition special box featuring the Nike Kobe 8 Elite in a transparent case inspired by classic toy packaging to further bring home the superhero theme. Only a handful of these amazing boxes were created and will not be available at retail, so check out the exclusive photos below and stay tuned to Sneaker News tomorrow for an interview with Nike Basketball designer Leo Chang in which we discuss the entire inside story of the Nike Elite Series 2.0.
Nike Kobe 8 Elite “Superhero”
Poison Green/Blackened Blue-Hyper Blue