Nike Kobe 8 System Basketball Shoes

They might resemble running shoes from the side, but make no mistake — these Nike Kobe 8 System Basketball Shoes ($TBA) were meant to be worn on the court. Developed in collaboration with Bryant, they feature a graphic snakeskin print on the upper inspired by Kobe's Black Mamba nickname. Speaking of that upper, it's made from Nike Engineered Mesh — the first time it's been used in a basketball shoe — to offer maximum breathability and flexibility with minimal weight. Other features include a low cut, a full-length Lunarlon midsole, a 1mm web rubber outsole, and a 3D anatomical heel counter for a locked down fit. Available later this month.

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