Originally written on That NBA Lottery Pick  |  Last updated 12/1/12
Yesterday, the fine folks over at Nike revealed the latest Kobe Bryant sneakers called the "Kobe 8 System".Below is a small excerpt from the press release that Nike posted on their website that describes what makes these new Kobe-endorsed shoes unique:Nike Basketball factored in every dimension of Kobe Bryant’s formidable game in creating the KOBE 8 SYSTEM, which brings together performance innovations to create Kobe’s lowest and lightest performance basketball shoe to date at 9.6 ounces in a U.S. men’s size 9. The shoe’s provocative graphic snakeskin print was inspired by Kobe’s on-court alter ego the Black Mamba, with further inspiration from the Chinese Year of the Snake in 2013.The KOBE 8 SYSTEM is the result of a close collaboration between Nike Performance Footwear Creative Director Eric Avar, his team and Kobe himself. For his latest creation, Kobe wanted a shoe that acted as an extension of his foot, mirroring his quick performance while staying lower to the ground. If you were looking for a sexy behind-the-scenes look about the shoes, you can check that out in the below video:
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