Coming Attractions: Nike Kobe 8 ‘What The Kobe’

11.29.13 4 years ago 9 Comments


Words By Retro Boogie

Ever seen a shoe so ugly it was dope? Well, the ‘What The Kobe’ is just that.

Like most other ‘What The’ releases, the colors are mad wild. The Zoom Kobe 8 version is less obvious about the blending of colorways of past releases though. Instead of having panels here and there from different pairs, Nike decided to make the WTK 8s look like a box of melted Crayolas. And the best part is you can literally wear whatever the fuck you want and it’ll likely match any given part of the kicks.

Somewhere in this mishmash, I spy with my Asian eye inspiration from ‘Mambacurials,’ ‘Pythons,’ ‘Christmas Lights,’ ‘Easters,’ and ‘All-Stars.’ Since there were nearly 30 different KB8 colorways released, the rest of the makeup is pretty much just bright colors and patterns worthy of a bout of epilepsy. We’ve seen the Mamba rock these not too long ago and it set the Internet abuzz, so now it’s finally a relief to get a release date. Aside from player exclusives, these will likely be the last colorway of the 8s before the Lakers great releases his ninth signature model.

If you can’t afford those expensive ass LeBrons, roll with these What The Kobe 8s for $140. They should leave you with some leftover cash to play it off like you’re not a selfish bastard and buy some goodies for family and loved ones for the holidays. Or wear them and they’ll know why they all got handshakes and hugs for gifts this year.

The What The Kobe 8s drop Friday, December 6.


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