Nike takes their Kobe 8 off the court and on to the streets with this casual addition to Black Mamba’s signature series. Rocking an all-over yellow, red, and black reptile print across the upper, the venomous sneaker is set atop an off-white midsole and is accented with black suede on the heel and for the tongue. Kobe fans will also notice that the court-tuned sole was also switched out for a more street-friendly autoclave outsole, giving this ankle-high option more street cred. Finished with black laces and a tonal Swoosh and we’re left with one of the most literal takes on Kobe’s alter-ego. You’ll have to wait until July 27 to purchase from Undefeated, but you can continue after the jump now to get an up close and personal look at this sure-fire summer option.
Release Date: July 27, 2013 (Saturday)