While quick tempered and stubborn, those born within the Year of the Horse are also clever and knowledgeable in unconventional wisdom according to the Chinese Zodiac. They are also accurate depictions of Kobe Bryant, who was also born in the Year of the Horse back in 1978. To celebrate the arrival of YOTH and Bryant’s 36th birthday next year, Nike will be putting out the Nike Kobe 8 “Year of the Horse” edition as its first release of the new year. Featuring a special red upper with yellow gold accents, both symbolic of serendipitous occurrences in Chinese culture, the limited design will be available on New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2014, via select Nike Basketball retailers and Nike.com online store.
Nike Kobe 8
Color: Light Crimson/Bright Citron-Vivid Blue
Release Date: January 1, 2014 (Wednesday – New Year’s Day)