Nike KOBE 8 SYSTEM Basketball Sneaker Promises to be Lightweight, Mold to Your Foot
When it comes to shoes, the lighter the better. Case in point Nike’s Flyknit running shoes, and their not long ago announced all new 2013 Nike Air Max+ sneaker. Entering the fray, and appealing to the basketball minded demo, is the just announced KOBE 8 SYSTEM.
In a men’s size 9 they weigh a mere 9.6oz, Kobe’s lightest and lowest performance basketball shoe to date. Aside from Kobe inspired Black Mamba black and yellow snake print found on the KOBE 8 shoes, Nike has incorporated their Engineered Mesh. The result is a shoes that is 90% mesh that provides “360 degrees of breathability and tightly woven for strength and flexibility to bend naturally with the foot.” They’ve also inserted no-sew, synthetic overlays on the toe and lateral quarter panel, which is said to provide additional support for even the toughest of b-ballers. The bottom line is that these sneakers are designed to fit your foot like a glove, and mimic the “natural biomechanics” of your feet.
The KOBE 8 SYSTEM sneakers with the black/sulfur color will hit stores on December 20th. Expect the python-inspired color to launch in the US on February 2nd, 2013.