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Nike Kobe 8 ID “Pit Viper” Available Now

While we await the release of the Kobe 8 “Pit Viper” previewed a little while back in its purple/mint colorway, Nike ID have added the the reptilian graphic print to the available options for customised Kobe 8’s available online. While you aren’t able to recreate the colorway mentioned above, the Pit Viper graphic can currently […]

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Nike Kobe 8 “Pit Viper”

The Black Mamba’s eighth signature shoe keeps coming in great new make ups and the latest Kobe 8 colorway comes to us after being spotted at the Drew League today. Going by the “Pit Viper” for now, the upper is dressed in a purple snakeskin patterned upper. A light mint green draws the eye to […]

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Kobe 9 Wear Test Sample

It seems like a while since we at MidwestSole brought you the possibility that Kobe Bryant’s ninth signature shoe was set to feature a return to a mid cut, and the reveal of a wear test model for the next instalment in the Black Mamba’s line lends further credence to the suggestion. While a lot […]

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Nike Kobe 8 “Philippines Pack” Release Details

Images of two special colorways of the Kobe 8 created for the UAAP basketball tournament in the Philippines surfaced a little while back. At the time the two team makeups were believed to be team exclusives but Footlocker have now confirmed their release in the US. Both models are built from black mesh with silver […]

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Kobe 8 “Spark” New Images

The Kobe 8 “Spark” has received a good reception so far as another entry into a strong run of colorways being released as we await details on the the ninth Kobe Bryant signature shoe, and dome new images have surfaced online that give us a look at a couple of different angles. What we’ve been […]

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Nike Kobe 8 “Spark”

The most recent Kobe 8 to be spotted comes via a photo taken at a Shanghai Nikestore location. Speculation is rife that this may be the Kobe 8’s entry into the Bruce Lee inspired line of designs. We don’t know if that’s true but what we do know is it’s another dope Kobe make up […]

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Nike Kobe 8 Deep Royal / Tour Yellow Release date

We took a first look at this upcoming Kobe 8 colorway a week ago, and now we can bring you a release date for the Deep Royal/Tour Yellow-Midnight Navy entry into the Kobe Line. Showing off a deep royal blue upper, this edition of the Black Mamba’s eighth signature shoe sits on an orange midsole […]

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Nike Kobe 8 “Milk Snake” – Release Date

We recently previewed a couple of new Nike Kobe 8 editions and one of the most popular, the “Milk Snake” now has an official release date. This summer has been packed full of great Kobe 8 releases already and that trend is obviously set to continue. Featuring an upper treated with a graphic print of […]

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Nike Kobe 8 Deep Royal / Tour Yellow / Midnight Navy

A new day brings a look at yet another new colorway on the Kobe 8. The season may be over, and the Mamba may be hurt but that seems not to have discouraged Nike at all when it comes to fresh takes on no. 24’s eighth signature shoe. This is one of the few Kobe […]

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Nike Kobe 8 “Red Boa”

The great Kobe 8 colorways keep coming. Having already seen the “Graffiti” today we have another entry into the line to drool over. Kobe Bryant has already been spotted wearing the Red Boa patterned take on the Kobe 8 system at his basketball camp. While there’s been no official confirmation of a drop for this […]

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Nike Kobe 8 “Graffiti”

Nike seem to have saved the best for last when it comes to Kobe Bryant’s eighth signature shoe. Following on from incredibly popular entries into the line towards the end of its life cycle, like the “Mambacurial” comes the Kobe 8 “Graffiti.” Featuring a graffiti script upper in a black, white and grey combination with […]

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Nike Kobe 8 NSW Lifestyle LE

The Kobe 8 NSW Lifestyle line shows no signs of slowing up. What started with the “Mexican Blanket” continues with this limited edition release spotted today. The stripped down, non basketball variations of popular hoops shoes being turned out by NSW remove some of the performance elements from the three major signature hoops lines in […]

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Kobe 9 to be a Mid?

The KD VI has recently hit shelves and see’s a return to a low top cut after the faltering sales of the KD V’s mid top silhouette. The photo above (via the Nike Zoom Kobe Facebook page) suggests that the 9th edition in Kobe Bryant’s signature line will do the opposite and abandon the low […]

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Nike Kobe 8 “Blitz Blue”

The Kobe 8 has been seeing a lot of great colorways recently, the last of which was the Challenge Red. Next up for Nike Basketball and the Kobe line is the “Blitz Blue” makeup which strangely had previously been made available in other territories, but is now on track for its US release. The icey […]

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Kobe 8 Challenge Red

Last week saw the release of the highly sought after Kobe 8 Mambacurial drawing its design from the Nike Mercurial soccer boot. This weeks offering is a more traditional Kobe release, returning to a snakeskin/camo pattern similar to that employed on the rest of the line. The mesh upper is challenge red with the highlights […]

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Kobe 8 NSW Lifestyle “Gorge Green”

Following the success of the Mexican Blanket Nike Sportswear has delivered another version of the Kobe 8 Lifestyle shoe that takes more design cues from the basketball variation and Kobe’s Mamba nickname. The upper of this LE model is made up of a gorge green snakeskin print on a horse hair material, and the design […]

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Kobe 8 NSW Lifestyle “Mexican Blanket”

Launching on June 1st is the slimmed down Lifestyle version of the Kobe 8 from NSW. Eschewing performance materials this is clearly a casual shoe with no place on the basketball court. Made up of a multi colored canvas upper from which this model draws its name this is certainly a brighter and more noticeable […]

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Nike Kobe 8 MC “Mambacurial”

We all know Kobe’s love for the game of soccer. The Black Mamba is an avid supporter of AC Milan, and can be spotted at soccer events when he has the chance. With the Nike Kobe 8 having a slight resemblance to a soccer shoe, it’s no wonder this pair get’s another soccer treatment added […]

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Nike Kobe 8 “Purple Gradient”

Now that the dust has settled, let’s crown the Kobe 8 as the best offering Nike Basketball has this year. Most colorways have been fan favorites with the “Christmas”, “Easter” and “All Star Area 72” as successful colorways to name a few. The latest upcoming colorway that has sneakerheads foaming at mouth is the “Purple […]

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Cop Or Not? Nike Hyperflight “Superhero Pack”

Scheduled for release on Good Friday March 29th, Nike is set to resurrect the Hyperflight. With three unique colorways each inspired by one of Nike’s big three (Kobe, Lebron, KD) look for these to be a sleeper hit ahead of the much anticipated Easter Pack. Let us know your thoughts on the pack in the comments […]

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Nike Basketball Elite Series 2.0 “Superhero” Pack

As the NBA slowly heads into the more exciting post season play, Nike Basketball is ready to lace up their three signature athletes with updated versions of their signature shoes. Superhero armor is the theme for the new pack and LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant can expect a more protective fit, lightweight construction […]

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Nike Kobe 8 “Year of the Snake” Release Information

We reported the unveiling of the Kobe 8 “Year of the Snake” collection a few weeks ago but release information for the 3 pair pack have been scarce to say the least. Sneakerheads outside of the US have reported to copping some of the pairs from the pack while US heads has been largely left in […]

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Nike Kobe 8 “Easter”

I’ve been very impressed with the Kobe 8 silhouette so far with the “Christmas” and “Black History Month” colorways being runaway successes. Recently surfaced are the first set of detailed photos of the upcoming “Easter” colorway. The upper sports a color fade from the Teal at the toe box to Laker colors Court Purple, Sulphur […]

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Nike Sportswear “Area 72” 2013 All Star Collection

Hot on the heels of the Nike Basketball “Extraterrestrial” Pack for the 2013 All Star Game, Nike Sportswear unveils it’s “Area 72” collection featuring a fresh design of the Nike Barkley Posite Max, Nike Air Force Max, Nike Lunar Force 1, Nike Blazer High and Nike Vandal High. To reach “out of this world” levels, […]

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Nike Basketball ‘Black History Month’ 2013 Collection

“Be Bold. Be True” is this year’s theme for Nike’s “Black History Month” collection. This particular year showcases 3 star athletes in 3 different sports – Kevin Durant, the star basketball forward, Serena Williams, champion tennis star and Didier Drogba, European soccer sensation honoring their contributions to their respective sports and communities. A portion of […]

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Kobe 8 “Year of the Snake” Collection

A few weeks ago, a red camouflage upper Kobe 8 was leaked on the internet. Many people speculated that it was going to be the shoe Kobe Bryant will lace up in come All-Star weekend in Houston. Alas, Nike kept people guessing incorrectly as it unveiled the red camouflage Kobe 8 was in fact one […]

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NIKE KOBE 8 “PYTHON”

There was a lot of disappointment when the first images of the Kobe 8 leaked, but it seems as if many sneakerheads are starting to warm up to Kobe’s new sig. One of the reasons for the change in heart is the colorways that have been surfacing. Here you see one of the favorites, the […]

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Kobe 8 and Kd V: Finally Unveiled

Today the Kobe 8 and KD V had their first official pictures sent out today. While not many people were very optimistic about either, Nike managed to crush a few doubts with what they showed today. They showed all the eager sneaker heads the first KD V color way not based on the Thunder. It […]

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Kobe VII “Invisibility Cloak” Re-Release

About a month ago, @DreDayCoop confirmed with @Nikestore that the Kobe VII “Invisibility Cloak” they had listed to release on 10-20-12 was a typo. However, in the past week, @Nikestore has tweeted numerous times about the re-release of the Kobe VII “Invisibility Cloak.” We’re not sure what to believe at this point as the Nike […]

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Nike Zoom Kobe VII

While we are awaiting the arrival of the Nike Zoom Kobe VIII, we are seeing a new colorway of the Nike Zoom Kobe VII. This Lakers-inspired colorway features a white upper with a purple swoosh and a white-speckled

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