When it comes to shoes, the lighter the better. Case in point Nike’s Flyknit running shoes, and their not long ago announced all new 2013 Nike Air Max+ sneaker. Entering the fray, and appealing to the basketball minded demo, is the just announced KOBE 8 SYSTEM.
In a men’s size 9 they weigh a mere 9.6oz, Kobe’s lightest and lowest performance basketball shoe to date. Aside from Kobe inspired Black Mamba black and yellow snake print found on the KOBE 8 shoes, Nike has incorporated their Engineered Mesh. The result is a shoes that is 90% mesh that provides “360 degrees of breathability and tightly woven for strength and flexibility to bend naturally with the foot.” They’ve also inserted no-sew, synthetic overlays on the toe and lateral quarter panel, which is said to provide additional support for even the toughest of b-ballers. The bottom line is that these sneakers are designed to fit your foot like a glove, and mimic the “natural biomechanics” of your feet.
The KOBE 8 SYSTEM sneakers with the black/sulfur color will hit stores on December 20th. Expect the python-inspired color to launch in the US on February 2nd, 2013.