The Mamba laced these bad boys up way back in January and since then the sneaker world has been waiting on a release for the shoe. The sneaker itself is a eye catcher with the fading of court purple to laser purple from front to back. While Kobe himself might not be on the court during the NBA playoffs because the of the “Court Purple” Kobe 8 are considered playoff versions of the shoe, you can still keep his memory alive until the start of the next season. Kobe did wear them a few times during the season during away games in the regular which of course matched the Lakers road color jersey, it was very rare you saw the Kobster wearing matching kicks to go with jerseys. The Nike Kobe 8 System “Court Purple” hits retail this weekend at big box retailers like ike.com, Foot Locker, House of Hoops, Eastbay and Footaction. Before they hit the retail shelves lets take one more look.
Date of Release: 5/11/13
Sneaker: Nike Kobe 8 System “Court Purple”