words // Brandon Richard
Continuing the tradition of recognizing Kobe Bryant's affinity for the beautiful game, Nike is releasing a unique new colorway of the Kobe 8 System inspired by the brand's Mercurial IX soccer boot.
The shoe's plum, green and pink look is borrowed from the launch colorway of Nike's flagship boot, which launched back in January. Other inspired details include large Swoosh branding on the forefoot and toe, white 'NIKE' lettering along the medial sides, 'Mambacurial' printed on the backside of the tongue and a leather-lined interior. Below sits a black midsole and green translucent rubber outsole.
No official drop date at the moment, but you can buy a pair now at Kicks-Crew.
Nike Kobe 8 System MC
615315-500 Red Plum/Electric Green-Pink Flash