Nike is planned to bring an additional iconic footwear built in the Kobe Bryant style, which will be viewed by fans for the first time since 2013. Nike plans to reissue the Nike Kobe 8 in its renowned color scheme dubbed as ‘Venice Beach’ in combination with their other upcoming Protro launches in 2024. It had been reported for months that these would be re-released, but we now have confirmation. Visit our Sneakers news page for more breaking news and upcoming releases.
The Nike Kobe 8 was released in 2013 as the eighth generation of Kobe’s footwear series. Bryant averaged 27.3 points, 6.0 assists, and 5.6 rebounds in his quest for his fifteenth career All-Star selection that season. The Kobe 8 was a huge success, because to its stylish form and brilliant color palette. Nike will stick to the initial specifications for this edition, as they did for the last one.
At the time, the Nike Kobe 8 ‘Venice Beach’ paid homage to the town and beach near the Staples Center. The shoe’s distinct ocean views are enhanced by its blue midsole and TPU plate, both of which bear Bryant’s autograph. The shoe uppers are designed to seem like the graffiti that adorns the famous promenade, with the vibrant tie-dye hues faithfully mirroring the surroundings. This shoe is undoubtedly great for summer, thanks to its California orange inner sockliner.
Overall, this is an exciting colorway to see debut, and like with prior releases, these should sell out quickly. These goods have sold for over $500 on the secondary market, so supporters are overjoyed to have another opportunity to purchase them at retail.
Spectators can expect these to be available for $180 on April 13, 2024. Men’s size should be available via the Nike SNKRS app, like with prior Nike Kobe releases. Set your alarms, since this is an opportunity that you should not pass up.