words // Luis Sanchez

The Black Mamba leads Nike Sportswear's celebration of the Chinese New Year with this snake-inspired version of the off-court Kobe 8 EXT.

The fitting look is brought to life with a black snakeskin taking over the entire upper on the Kobe 8, topped with laser-etched Swoosh branding and Kobe Skozoku logos. Metal tipped laces are also included with this premium release, while a translucent outsole finishes them off below.

The Black "Year of the Snake" Nike Kobe 8 EXT is scheduled to release this Friday, January 18th in China. Stay tuned to Sole Collector for official stateside release details.

via hupu