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Today's news brings us our best look yet at "Area 72" Kobe 8 set to be worn by number 24 this weekend in Houston.

Kobe's all-star kicks feature an orange-based graphic taking over their Engineered Mesh build, while aqua handles the laces, Swoosh logos and graphic-printed collar. White hits the external heel counter and midsole, while orange makes one last appearance along the outsole below.

An official release is scheduled for this Friday, February 15th for both the Sport Pack at $280, and the regular Nike+ version at $195.

via Kenlu