Arriving on August 23 to celebrate the basketball legend’s birthday, the Kobe 8 is a favorite amongst athletes like Ja Morant and Jordan Poole for a reason. “I’m always focused on improving my game, to perform at my best,” the late Kobe Bryant stated at the unveiling in 2012. “By shaving fractions off the height and weight, it allows me to play faster with more control. I want to feel like I’m moving at the speed of light.”
Designed by Eric Avar, the pairs feature a soccer-inspired style, found in an exceptionally light and low-cut design. The retros feature a classic monochrome makeup of engineered mesh uppers and pebbled leather overlays with embroidered branding accents decorating the tongue and laterals. Braille details are etched on the back of the Zoom Air midsoles and rounding out the look is a gloss-black wedge at the midfoot and hardwood-ready traction outsoles.