This year is the Year of the Snake on the Chinese lunar calendar, and to celebrate, Nike is dropping the “Year of the Snake” Collection. It’s only fitting that the new collection features three versions of the Black Mamba’s latest sneakers, the Kobe 8s.
The first shoe features the ultimate Black Mamba reference, made of black leather in snake print.
The second is a “one-piece design [which] uses Vac-Tech and laser-etching technologies” made of red suede, according to Sneaker News. This pair is designed for off-court wear.
The final design is the Kobe 8 System in a red and black snake skin print. This pair features an ultra-light fit and lightweight cushioning for support. Four icons on the outsole represent Kobe’s speed, precision, vision and versatility.
Stay tuned for the release dates!