It’s dizzying to keep up with the new life-cycle of sneakers, especially as Nike‘s technology and design capabilities just seem to grow exponentially. Now the Swoosh wants to introduce you to the next generation of the Nike Kobe 8 System Elite, the Superhero, which is one of the three members of the Nike Basketball Elite Series. Taking on a superhero theme, this advanced kick uses lightweight construction, Nike’s dynamic fit, and a colorway inspired by Kobe’s on-the-court alter ego, the Black Mamba. Matching his adept speed, precision, and keen vision, the Kobe 8 System Elite “Superhero” takes on a lethal green pit viper snake theme, with a poison green colorway and an x-ray vision graphic on the collar lining. To further protect your feet on the court, the shoe also is infused with a carbon fiber heel cup for increased stability, Kevlar-reinforced Dynamic Flywire technology for a custom feel, and a Phylon midsole for a consistent, responsive cushion. The Nike Kobe 8 System Elite “Superhero” and its two partners in frontcourt crime are set to begin to hit retailers beginning April 28th.
Release Date: April 28th, 2013 (Sunday)