Nike Kobe 8 System – ‘Pit Viper’

Nike Kobe 8 System – ‘Pit Viper’

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words // Brandon Richard

The Nike Kobe 8 System ‘Pit Viper’ is described as the first Kobe 8 to evolve snake aesthetic from inspiration to photo-realism. With its visceral scale pattern, the venomous viper was chosen for this pair.

Purple and Green Glow were selected to represent the pit viper’s nocturnal nature. Its dominant predator instincts align with the dynamic fit and traction of the Kobe 8.

These new Kobe Bryant shoes will release here this Saturday, October 5. Enjoy a detailed preview below.

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Nike Kobe 8 System – Philippines Pack

Nike Kobe 8 System – Philippines Pack

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words // Brandon Richard

Kobe Bryant is firmly established as the biggest international basketball star in the world. One of the places Kobe’s star shines brightest is the Philippines, where basketball’s popularity increases every day and the UAAP Basketball Tournaments are played.

Celebrating Kobe’s popularity in the Philippines, Nike Basketball recently created these special colorways of the Nike Kobe 8 System for the UAAP Tournament. The original plan was to keep the shoes exclusive, but with fans clamoring for a release, Nike decided to drop the Philippines style in a variety of colorways.

Each Kobe 8 from the “Philippines Pack” is black-based with jagged graphics in contrasting colors on the inner lining and midsole. Options include Game Royal, Gorge Green, Gym Red and Silver.

From a performance standpoint, the Kobe 8 System features a breathable Engineered Mesh upper, a Phylon midsole for comfort and stability, full-length Lunarlon cushioning and a one-millimeter rubber outsole for low-to-the-ground feel.

Stand out on your court by picking up a pair of these new Kobe Bryant shoes today.

Available: Nike Kobe 8 System

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Nike KOBE 8 SYSTEM – Black/Street Grey-Vivid Sulfur

Nike KOBE 8 SYSTEM – Black/Street Grey-Vivid Sulfur

words // Luis Sanchez

Nike Basketball continues to take the Kobe signature line to new levels of innovation with the all new KOBE 8 SYSTEM, released this week here at Eastbay.

The high performance KOBE 8 utilizes one of Nike’s latest innovations in Engineered Mesh to construct their lightweight upper, coupled with full-length Lunarlon cushioning below. Making their debut in grand fashion, the KOBE 8 displays a unique graphic throughout their entire vivid sulfur upper. Street Grey hits the Swoosh branding, while vivid sulfur makes one last appearance along the midsole sitting below.

The KOBE 8 SYSTEM headlines an already great selection of performance-driven Nike Basketball shoes here at Eastbay.

Available: Nike KOBE 8 SYSTEM – Black/Street Grey-Vivid Sulfur