June 7, 2013 BY Brendan Dunne
Nike Vault has outfitted yet another big name release of the Kobe 8 with that super limited, premium packaging. This time around it’s the just-released Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial, which grabs at the football inspiration for the shoes as well as the whole idea of speed that’s been embraced by the lean design. The awesome 1/24 box set comes with a printed pair of Nike Elite Basketball socks and a Mamba flavored N98 Track Jacket, with the entire package retailing just north of $500, but you might be lucky of winning an autographed straight from Kobe Bryant (follow his Twitter). Get a complete look at the Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial “Speed Pack” after the jump with full detailed descriptions and tell us how the supreme set up compares to some of Nike Vault’s previous hits in the same vein.
Similar to the Mercurial Vapor IX, the two primary inspirations behind the Nike Vault’s Mambacurial Speed Pack are football and explosive speed. The matte black and carbon fiber finishes, open air vents, lasered engine graphic and clear cover are all attributes of a high performance speed car.