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Weighing in at less than 10 ounces, the Kobe 8 System Men's Basketball Shoe is Kobe's lightest, lowest shoe to date with 360 degrees of breathability, springy cushioning and exceptional traction for a quick first step.
The dynamic upper is made of 90 percent mesh for 360 degrees of breathability, and it's tightly woven for strength and flex, creating a lightweight fit that bends naturally with the foot.
A full-length Lunarlon midsole insert sits lower than that of its predecessor, adding stability while cushioning every step.
Low to the Ground
Layers of outsole rubber have been stripped away for a lightweight, minimal and low-to-the-ground feel without sacrificing the aggressive traction required for basketball's quick bursts and sudden changes of direction.
The graphic on the heel is part of Kobe's signature sheath logo, designed to line up with the heel graphic on the Kobe Elite sock and form the full sheath logo. A bright, knit-in pattern takes inspiration from Kobe's Black Mamba moniker and comes to life on the shoe's upper.
•No-sew synthetic overlays at the toe and quarter panel for support
•Minimal foam-backed tongue for lightweight comfort
•3D heel counter for lockdown