Pics have surfaced of two Kobe 8 samples. The first is the actual Zoom Kobe 8 (seen dressed in charcoal/maize with an elongated swoosh on the toe), the second is the Zoom Kobe 8 Lifestyle (seen in maroon/purple, these at first glance seem to be a beefed up version of the Kobe 7). The Kobe 8 will be such a unique release for Nike because before this if a Kobe fan wanted his shoes but didn't like the current model, the only other thing offered was the elite series. With the Kobe 8, we see Nike for the first time catering to both the ball players and the sneaker heads respectively which is a refreshing change of pace. Those who are excited about the Kobe 8 can finally breathe a sigh of relief, the official release date has been announced. The Zoom Kobe 8 will release on Thursday, December 20th at a retail price of 150$ (a 10$ hike up from the Kobe 7). Will you be picking up either of these Kobe 8's? Which version do you prefer? Sound of below.
Pics sourced via the web and counterkicks.
More pics after the jump.