Nike Zoom Kobe 8 “Lifestyle” Sample

September 21, 2012 | 13

When the prototype of Kobe Bryant’s latest Nike Kobe 8 surfaced, it received some mixed reviews. Most people wasn’t feeling the new Swoosh location from the prototype version. A sample pair of the Kobe 8’s just surfaced, and it looks like there has been a few changes made. It looks like this Lifestyle version is constructed from nubuck/suede materials instead of the typical Hyperfuse or Flywire. What looks to stay the same is the outsole tooling that has a similar look to the Kobe 7.

No word of when the Kobe 8 will debut, but stay tuned as more info begins to unfold. What do you think about this sample version of the Nike Zoom Kobe 8? Is this a better look than the prototype? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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  • JBYRD23

    Not feeling these joints! Maybe some different colors dont know though…

  • bishopp3000

    So far, worst in the series.

  • mask

    i like. the colorway isnt really me but i am digging the potential of the lifestyle version.

  • AlSneaks

    those are some fugly kicks

  • SPINS6136

    Remember, these are a lifestyle “sample”.

    You can tell by the construction is takes hints from the IV, V, VI and VII.

    I’m betting by the time the production models and colorways are compiled, it will shine.

    Patience is a virtue.

  • i_luv_kickz

    Worst out of the KD, lebron, and Kobe line

  • erick10

    I like these, I can play indoor soccer with these. Drop a Kobe Cheetah cw.

    Y’all can have your Bulky LeBrons with your SB cw, Looking like early 2000s Osiris on your feet.

  • http://theshoegame.ning.com LG

    Doo doo

  • Mally

    Lebrons look like orisis now… Lol… And you like the Kobe because you wanna play indoor soccer in it… I’ve concluded that your shoe selection at home is booty after that statement…

  • Guess Who?

    These are actually pretty nice better than those early design sketches better than KD V’s and for those saying worst of Kobe line you’re forgetting the Kobe 3’s

  • Jerronimo aka Seattle Slimm

    I’ll give it more time before I make judgements. Show me a finished product and NOT in this colorway.

  • KB Pasion 8

    I can’t wait to see the final look of Nike Zoom Kobe 8, I can tell nike engineers for Kobe 8 heared us to relocate the swoosh. This is great to see located to the side and a small swoosh near the ankle on the other side not infront like the Hyperdunk 2012 Lunarlon. Specially designing it like Nike Zoom Kobe 5 & 6 no removable tongue and ankle support which the downside of Nike Zoom Kobe 7. Nike engineers for Kobe 8 hopefully redesign the Traction and the Carbon Fiber outlook its kind a lame. They should stick on the Nike Kobe 7 Traction and Carbon Fiber look of Nike Zoom Kobe 5 which are the Best features of the Kobe’s. Nike Engineers for Nike Zoom Kobe 8 please hear us we are Kobe’s shoes Filipino Enthusiat. God Bless!

  • ryan

    ugly