For January 2013, sneakers continue to meet snake in this upcoming series of Nike Air Force 1 releases, honoring the upcoming Chinese New Year. Including three colorways, Nike begs the question that their general release kicks deserve just as much attention as their limited edition pairs – a look at the new Year of the Snake Collection of the Nike Kobe 8 System is a case-in-point. Constructed with a nubuck upper accented with textured, snakeskin for the side panels, toe box, and heel tab, this trio of January releases show the never-ending versatility of the classic footwear design. Both the Atomic Teal and the Blue are accented by white Swooshes and matching midsoles while the Gray pair takes on a monochromatic look for everything from the piping, to liner, laces, and outsole. Ahead of their January 13th release at Nike retailers everywhere, spend a few minutes checking out the additional shots courtesy of the crew from Nike Harajuku, which are featured after the jump.
Release Date: January 13, 2013 (Sunday)