The subject of conversation at any release line-up tomorrow will be the Nike Barkley Posite Max’s new colorway. But in terms of rarity and uniqueness, the star of the show will be the Nike Kobe 8 NSW Lifestyle “Mexican Blanket.” The first foray for Kobe Bryant into the new Nike NSW Lifestyle is anything but meek for the five-time NBA Champion. In a game of one-upmanship against the rather dull Nike NSW Lifestyle designs by LeBron James, Bryant lavished his with a multicolored canvas upper reminiscent of a Mexican blanket. In the place of the new Lunarlon sole, a traditional cup sole in white takes its place. Gone also are the various technical attributes found on Bryant’s signature. Instead, premium elements such as a laser-etched leather heel strap replaces the once notable 3D heel counter.
Due to its “quickstrike” status, only a handful of retailers around the world will be offering the Nike Kobe 8 NSW Lifestyle “Mexican Blanket.” Luckily, a majority of them will have it in-stock on their web stores as well, beating the need to line-up the night before.
Nike Kobe 8 NSW Lifestyle
Color: Bright Citrus/Track Brown-Sail
Release Date: June 1st, 2013 (Tomorrow!)
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