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Welcome to the Official Nike Zoom Kobe VIII Thread!

Be sure to follow Niketalk's rules of conduct at all times.

NO BUYING/TRADING/SPLITTING IN THIS THREAD.

Also, please AVOID SPORTS TALK on this thread.


FAQ:

How do the Kobe 8 run? -TRUE TO SIZE

Kobe 8 is a low top, does it put me at risk for ankle sprain/injury? - High/low top, injuries can happen. The height of collar doesn't prevent ankle sprain, at the end of the day it's the stability of the shoe that supports you.

What's Kobe 8 "GC"? Did I get a fake shoe? GC means Greater China, it comes with a XDR sole.

What happened to the Kobe 8 N7? -THERE IS NO N7 COLORWAY IN THE KOBE LINE

(WILL UPDATE THIS IN THE NEXT COMING WEEK)

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Colorways:

"Sulfur"
RD: December 20, 2012
Availability: General Release




On Court:



"Christmas Lights"
RD: December 26, 2012, Houston FTL restock: February 16, 2013





On court


"BHM"
RD: January 26, 2013



"Phython"
RD: January 12, 2013( Greater China), February 6, 2012 (N.America)





"All Star"
RD: February 15, 2013
Price: $180 (nike+ enabled), $250 (w/ sports kit)


"Blue Lights"
RD: February 23, 2012




On Court:



"Supernatural"
RD: March 2, 2013
Price: $140 (reg version), $180 (nike+ enabled)


"Volt"
Colorway:Dark Atomic Teal/Electric Yellow/Atomic Teal/Grey
RD: March 9, 2013


Year of the Snake Collection

"Black YOTS"
RD: March 9, 2013



Red Camo
RD: March 9, 2013



On Court:



Red Suede
RD: March 9, 2013



"Easter"
RD: March 29, 2013


"Superhero Elite"
Price: $200
RD: April 27, 2013



"Purple Gradient"
RD: May 11, 2013
Price: $140
Availability: GR



On Court


"Home"
RD: May 25, 2013



"Black Elite"
RD: June 1, 2013




Unknown Colorways/Unreleased

"Amnesty"
RD: Unknown



"Lakers Home Elite"
RD: N/A

"Blackout"
RD: ???
Availability: ???




"Westchester"
RD: N/A


"Duke"
RD: N/A






Name: ???
RD: ???
Availability: ???

On court



Name: ???
RD: ???
Availability: ???





NIKEid
RD: December 20, 2012




Performance Review: (Nightwing2303)
Others:

Socks:
eastbay.com
footlocker.com
nike.com
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericsanch1992 View Post

Since ive done a lot of stock locating id figure ill save you some of the work of getting all of the FTL Sku's for the kobe's

Keep in mind these are FTL Sku's so im not sure they will work for FTA,CHM

**# you need to stock locate is the white sticker on the lid **

Volt's (HOH)


Pythons


Blue Camo


Sulfur


Red Camo


Easter *Worth a shot tongue.gif

Edited by chaose57 - 4/26/13 at 9:15am
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fuse + flynit
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swag

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Originally Posted by mikedamz View Post

fuse + flynit

Engineered Mesh. It's on a ton of Retro product from Nike Sportswear next year. Kobe VIII leads with a performance version, lots of colorways and graphics coming....
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shape reminds me of the 6... it's a good sign.
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come on, no more removable sock liner crap sick.gif
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these will probably perform beastly though, as long as they are made similar and light like the V's these will be good.

VII's were a BIG let down.
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Shape does look good. Can't wait to try on Kobe VIII for performance. Design wise I think it looks better than his most recent models. Personally I liked seeing the Swoosh on the toe, but as long as the VIII plays well on court this one should be a Kobe fan favorite...
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Enough with the system concept.
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i want that mold to your foot insole for this. that was one of the reasons why i love the 6 so much.
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I think it has similarities close to a hyperfuse
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Brilliant View Post

Shape does look good. Can't wait to try on Kobe VIII for performance. Design wise I think it looks better than his most recent models. Personally I liked seeing the Swoosh on the toe, but as long as the VIII plays well on court this one should be a Kobe fan favorite...
Love the Soccer cleat mercurial vapor look with the nike sign placement there:smokin
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Love that they kept the heel cup.

Overall shape looks really nice, interesting to see how this system works out though.

Im sure well see some changes before the final product but as of now, im having some high hopes for these.nerd.gif

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Will wait for the finished product to see how I like the VIII. Last year's sample I was feeling right out the gate but this early version there are some things I'm not feeling. Glad the Swoosh isn't on the toe box, it doesn't work with how the toe box shape looks. It sounds promising with it being more lightweight again.
Edited by thapointguy - 8/19/12 at 11:47pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Noelair24 View Post

Love the Soccer cleat mercurial vapor look with the nike sign placement there:smokin

Yep. Kobe VIII initial sample does have a very Mercurial-like look to it. Think they turned out well though from what I've seen even though the Swoosh placement makes it look like IV-VII which is the same boring branding location every year.
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$$$ saved.
Keep it up Nike.
No 7's purchased, looking like no 8's either lol.
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Quick thoughts:

- Wish they kept the swoosh on the toe just to shake things up a bit more looks wise, but I'm glad to see that it doesn't look like just a majority one piece upper like the VIs and VIIs had. Should give more options for creative colorblocking.
- Interested to see what that mesh upper is all about. Glad to see them switch it up a bit more from the plasticky uppers we've had from IV-VII.
- Not a fan of the "system" again, but I'm assuming it's gonna be a definite upgrade over the VIIs like the Jordan 2012s upgrading over the 2011s.
- Very excited about trying these on ASAP. Curious how they come back after the VIIs
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Hyperdunk (Snake Pool)
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Kobe IV (Finals Home, ASG, Venom, Xmas iD)
Kobe V (BS Home, BS Away)
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Want to Buy DS/VNDS in Sz 10 only:
Huarache 2K4 (Any Laser, Vivo)
Hyperdunk (Snake Pool)
Kobe I (USA)
Kobe II (ST Baroque, Home)
Kobe IV (Finals Home, ASG, Venom, Xmas iD)
Kobe V (BS Home, BS Away)
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they look like frees but i will wait for offical pics
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I like the shape, but from what I can see I'm not a fan of the midsole. I hope there is more protection in the top of the foot/tongue area. I like the idea of moving the swoosh back to the same placement of the IV-VII personally. Will the VII system fit in the VIIIs? I hope the system plays better than the VII system. I remember the pics from the prototype VII and how it had that aggressive mid sole that was just bananas, and then in the final version they toned it alllllll the way down. I am excited to see the final version with clearer pics.
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very interesting...
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I like the shape and the new swoosh location. I just can't stand the colors together though... sick.gif

Edit: I obviously didn't read at all. laugh.gif I wish they would have kept that swoosh location rather than moving it back
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Will wait for official pics before I pass judgement. Style wise I'm not liking what I see as of now. Was really hoping for a mid.

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I'm liking it already


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I say so far so good, The official pics will help me determine if i keep spending money on 6s and 7s or just move on to the 8s. (although there are still 6s i HAVE to get) but the good CW come out near xmas time anyway so I have plenty of time.
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Not the final design though, but I just hope Nike will retain the swoosh placement near the toe box.

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Thread Starter 
system concept sick.gif

Liking how the shoe looks overall except the swoosh placement and for it being a system. Putting the swoosh in its usual location would be so much better as it would stand out (w/ lebron X, KD V, Hyperdunk 2012 etc). And hopefully this is a true to size shoe, I don't want more narrow nike shoes mad.gif
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how original , nike is placing the swoosh on the toe box with all their shoes...hyperdunk 2k12, venomenon, KD V, LBJ X, mercurial now the Kobe VIII

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already tired of the insole sleeve, hopefully the performance would not be an issue.

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doesnt appear to be a shoe to rock casually. But they're Bball shoes so...

wanna wait till i see real pics
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US11 had this as the header on their blog for sometime now. They also had the KDV as their header for a few months. Knew this was the VIII when I saw it.
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